Festive Beet and Orange Salad

This is a delicious, seasonal, attractive and simple salad. The red pomegranate seeds and the green parsley give it a holiday flare.

Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6.

Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber. In addition, oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid and folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper and potassium.

Research shows that pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia and inflammation. Pomegranates have even been shown to provide anticarcinogenic effects.

This salad is not just pretty, it is a nutritional powerhouse!


3 roasted, and peeled yellow beets
1 navel orange, peeled
1 handful walnuts
1 handful pomegranate seeds
2-3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Drizzle very good olive oil

Chop beets and orange into bite sized chunks.  Be sure to remove as much white pith from orange as you can.
Place the beets and orange chunks into a bowl or on plate.
Sprinkle walnuts, pomegranate seeds and parsley on top of the beets and orange chunks.
Drizzle with very good olive oil.  You won't need much!