SOCIAL-BeetAndBloodOrangeSalad

If you look up healthy food in the dictionary, you might actually see a picture of a heaping bowl of fresh, brightly colored salad. Perfect for eating on the run and often fairly easy to make, a solid salad is one of our favorite meal prep dishes. Make your next one unique with this week's exotic offering!

Ingredients:

Makes 8 servings.

12 multicolored baby beets

4 medium blood oranges

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1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

8 oz mixed baby greens

1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Leave root and 1 inch stem on beets; rinse well. Cut a large sheet of foil. Place beets in center of foil. Gather edges of foil to form a pouch and tightly seal edges. Place pouch on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until tender. Cool 20 minutes. Trim off beet roots; rub off skins. Cut beets into quarters.

3. Grate one teaspoon orange rind. Peel and section oranges over a large bowl; squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set sections aside; reserve 3 tablespoons juice. Discard membranes. Whisk together grated rind, juice, vinegar, olive oil, Dijon, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

4. Divide greens evenly among 8 meal prep containers. Arrange beets and orange sections on top of greens. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons nuts.

5. Drizzle each serving with 2 teaspoons of dressing when ready to eat.

Macros Per Serving:

Calories 163

Protein 5g

Carbs 21g

Fat 6g

Meal Prep Tip:

This light and citrusy salad is great for spring. Make a big batch for your next party or pair with grilled chicken breast for a big protein boost.

Got salad on the mind now? Get even more fresh inspiration with these salad recipes: Easy Caprese, Red, Edamame Asparagus Pea & Cucumber, Grilled Steak and Mushroom, and Tuna Apple!

Find your next culinary outing among all our Meal Prep Sundays recipes! We love to share on-the-go meal prep ideas for our fans to keep easily on hand in meal management bags, gym totes, gym backpacks, briefcases, and sports duffle bags. Get yours today!

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