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Citrus, Roasted Beet, Fennel, and Mixed Green Salad


Visually sensational and wonderfully balanced, this salad is a showstopper. The colors are bold and vibrant and the flavors are equally as dramatic. Take care to store beets separately because they tend to bleed onto everything, coloring the other items pink. You can prepare them up to three days ahead of time, but place them on the salad just before serving.


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil. Peel golden and red beets and place on baking sheet. Drizzle with two tablespoons olive oil. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown and soft enough to slice. Set aside and cool.
2. In a small bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in remaining one-third cup olive oil until emulsified.
3. Peel oranges and grapefruit, removing peel and white pith; cut crosswise into one-eighth- to one-fourth-inch-thick slices. Slice beets into equal slices.
4. Arrange spinach, arugula, and radicchio leaves on a large round platter. Place orange and grapefruit slices, beets, and fennel slices atop mixed greens in a decorative pattern. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pistachios. Drizzle with dressing.