Yields: 10 servings


  • 5 large beets
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Salt, as needed
  • 2 oranges, cut into segments
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 ½ tsp salt


  1. Trim root end from beets. Place in a baking dish lined with a bed of salt. Drizzle beets with oil and cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake in a 350° oven for about 1- 1 ½ hours, until tender or a knife inserted into the center of the beet comes out without resistance.
  2. Remove beets from the oven and allow to cool covered for about 1 hour.
  3. Peel beets with a paper towel and trim ends. Cut beets into a large dice.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor combine walnuts and remaining ingredients. Puree until just blended (walnuts should still be in small pieces). Pour dressing over beets and toss well.

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