I don’t know about you guys but I am a sucker for a colorful salad.
There is no room for boring salads at our table, and that also goes for big family dinners.
We usually always like to have a salad as a side. It has always been a given. I’m guessing it is probably the same for most people out there too.
It is kind of our way to get in the veggies and feel a little better about the pile of mashed potatoes swimming in gravy.
Like Hey I see you sweet potato casserole and cheesecake! but first I’m going to eat this salad!
Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining. I think it’s great, but I also find it a little amusing.
One of my favorite salad topping is fruit. I know technically this isn’t a vegetable, but I love sweetening up a salad like that.
So of course, for a Christmas salad, it was a no-brainer to add in some oranges.
And to make sure I was keeping up with the theme, I wanted to use some golden beets. Beets are such a powerful food, high in minerals and vitamins and packed with anti oxidants.
Couldn’t have a Christmas salad without including some pomegranate and oranges either!
I also used kale as a base which can be convenient when cooking for a crowd. Since it tends to be a tougher green, you can actually dress it a bit earlier then you would a classic spinach salad.
Check out the recipe below to see what else made it in this delicious salad.
Yellow beet and orange salad
- 1 bunch kale
- 2 golden beets cooked
- 1 orange Peeled
- 1/3 cup pistachios
- 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/3 cup feta
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp pomegranate juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Mix all of your dressing ingredients and set aside.
- Wash the kale and pat dry. Take the stems off and chop it into small pieces.
- Slice your cooked beets and orange and place on salad.
- Add in the dressing and gently toss.
- Top with pomegranate, pistachios and feta then serve.