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Beet Salad with Glazed Pecans

Easy salad to make for the family that balances the sweetness of beet with crunchiness of glazed pecans.
Author: Anne
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 351kcal
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Equipment

  • Salad shaker
  • Knife
  • Serving Tray

Ingredients

For Beet Salad

  • 6 Beets (Beetroot) ,medium size
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
  • ¼ White Onion
  • 1.5 cup Glazed Pecans
  • 8 oz Arugula ,or any other spring greens mix
  • Salt ,as desired
  • Pepper ,as desired

For Dressing

  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 tsp Swerve ,granular (or any other sugar free sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds

Instructions

  • Place beets in groups of two on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, cumin seeds, and salt and pepper.
  • Fold the aluminum foil in half lengthwise and join the edges over the beets, rolling the edges down securely. Fold the opposite edges of the aluminum foil inwards, sealing the ends. Repeat with the other beets, making a total of 3 aluminum foil packets with 2 beets each.
  • Roast at 400°F for around one hour, until the beets are easily pierced with a fork. After they are soft, remove from the foil and let cool. Then, remove the skins and chop the beets.
  • While the beets roast, chop the mozzarella cheese and white onion. Add cheese, onion, pecans, and chopped roasted beets to arugula/spring greens mix.
  • Make the dressing by combining balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, Swerve and cumin seeds. Shake the mix and immediately pour over the salad prior to serving. Enjoy!
    Nutrition card for beet salad with glazed pecans that shows 351 calories per serving.

Notes

*Macros (with dressing): 351 calories, 9.7 g protein, 7.1 g net carbs, 31.6 g fat
  1. This salad is best fresh, but it can be stored without the dressing for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. 
  2. You could easily use hard or soft goat cheese, blue cheese, or even chunks of brie instead of mozzarella.
  3. Instead of using cumin seeds to season the beets and salad dressing, you could substitute a different spice, such as thyme.
Keyword : Beet, Keto, Low Carb, Pecans
Cost: $6.50