Beet & Orange Salad


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Serves 4 to 6


I think you will really enjoy the exciting flavors of this excellent salad boasting its Eastern European flavors.


About 6 smallish cooked and peeled beets, (about 2 inches in diameter)

2 medium size seedless oranges, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick   slices and the slices quartered

About 1/2 a medium size sweet purple onion, cut into thin rings

About a cup of young, tender beet greens

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds


1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cup orange juice

Juice of one lemon

1 teaspoon orange zest


Salt and fresh, coarse ground black pepper to taste


Sour Cream, optional


Cut the beets into quarter-inch thick slices and place in a salad bowl.  Add the onion, oranges, beet greens, dill, mint and cumin.  Toss gently.  Blend the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice and orange zest together well and drizzle over the salad.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss gently.  Serve chilled.


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