Beet, Cucumber, and Orange Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 6
If you like beets, you'll absolutely love them combined with the crunch of cucumber and the sweetness of citrus.
  • 2 large or 3 medium beets, rinsed, trimmed,¬†and cooked or microwaved until just tender
  • ½ medium cucumber, peeled, and sliced
  • 2 small sweet seedless oranges, such as small clementines, sectioned
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives or scallion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint, optional
  • Juice of ½ to 1 lemon (about 2 to 4 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. The easiest way to cook beets is to microwave them in a covered container with about ¼ inch of water at the bottom. Start with 2 minutes per medium beet or 3 minutes per large beet, and add a minute per beet until they can be pierced through with a little resistance. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Peel the cooked beets, then cut into ½-inch dice. Combine them in a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients.¬†Serve at once or cover and chill before serving.
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