Healthy Recipes
Authored By:  California Dried Plum Board
Serve as a side salad or enjoy as a main dish.
Diet Types: Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Ingredients:
  • 4 small yellow or red beets, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 8 pitted dried plums, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted shelled pistachios
  • Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: Over one hour
    Instructions:
    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place beets and water in small baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; bake 45-60 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; peel skin off beets. Cut each beet into 8 wedges; set aside. In small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper. In large bowl, combine mixed greens, dried plums and beets. Drizzle with Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Arrange salad evenly onto 4 salad plates. Top each with cheese and pistachios. Tip: One 16 ounce can whole beets, drained and sliced may be substituted for 12 oz of fresh beets (4 small).

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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1
    Servings per Recipe: 4
    Amount Per Serving 
    Calories 288
    Calories from Fat 169
     % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 19g29%
      Saturated Fat 5g25%
      Mono Fat 11g 
    Cholesterol 13mg4%
    Sodium 597mg25%
    Total Carbs 26g9%
      Dietary Fiber 5g21%
      Sugars 1g 
    Protein 8g 
    Iron15%
    Calcium14%
    Vitamin C21%
    Vitamin E12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin B-123%
    Vitamin B-615%
    Pantothenic acid6%
    Niacin6%
    Riboflavin12%
    Thiamin13%
    Folate44%
    Selenium8%
    Manganese40%
    Copper15%
    Zinc8%
    Potassium20%
    Phosphorus18%
    Magnesium12%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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