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Looking for a fresh, delicious lunch or light dinner option? Look no further than this Citrus beet salad! With a zippy homemade salad dressing, plenty of healthy fats from the cheese and walnuts, and tons of fiber from the lettuce and beets, this salad is a real winner.

If you have never cooked fresh beets before, there are a few different ways that you can tackle this.

  1. Roast them. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut fresh beets in half and lay them on a baking sheet, lined with aluminum foil. Roast for about an hour, or until you can easily cut through the middle part of the beet. Allow to cool completely and then peel and slice. Beets are very messy and can turn everything they touch pink! To slice, use gloves or forks to avoid turning your hands pink!
  2. Boil them. Boil a large pot of water over medium heat. Pop in the beets and cook in boiling water for about 40 minutes. Drain the water. Allow the beets to cool. Then peel and slice. Again, beets are very messy and can turn everything they touch pink! To slice, use gloves or forks to avoid turning your hands pink!
  3. Alternatively, you can use a can or container of pre-cooked beets. Make sure that there’s no added sugar. We also always recommend rinsing any canned foods to rinse off any excess salt.