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Farmers market recipe: Citrus beet salad

  • Beets contain folate (B vitamin), which is important for eye health and preventing neural tube defects during pregnancy.
  • Small beets are more tender and best for eating raw.
  • Beets contains nitrate, which has been shown to reduce high blood pressure.

Beets are members of the goosefoot family along with Swiss chard, quinoa and spinach. The inside of beets can be a rainbow of colors including red, white, pink, dark purple and orange-yellow. Beets can be pickled, cooked or enjoyed raw

Try this delicious citrus beet salad ― it may become a new favorite!


3 medium beets, peeled, ends trimmed and diced

2 Valencia oranges, juice and zest

1 lime, juice and zest

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/8 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste*)

½ cup minced green onions


1. Place diced beets in a medium bowl.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together juice and zest from oranges and lime. Add oil and salt. Whisk. Pour over diced beets. Toss to combine.

3. Sprinkle green onions over salad and serve.


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