A refreshing salad is often just what you need to start off your week the healthy way. The best thing about salads? How completely versatile they are. There are so many unique ways to kick your greens up a notch, and it’s easy to incorporate your favorite nutritious ingredients. One of our favorite salads is this delicious (and definitely nutritious) Arugula Beet Salad With Orange Slices. It’s totally refreshing, unbelievably tasty, and calls for a delicious, homemade dressing that puts this delicious dish top of our list.
The homemade dressing is the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and is made with a few simple ingredients. Orange juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey and salt are whisked together to create a smooth dressing you’ll drizzle over sliced beets, juicy cucumber, fresh arugula, flavorful onions and sweet orange slices. To really make this dish extra lovely, use a simple heart-shaped cookie cutter to form your beet slices into mini hearts to lay atop your bed of arugula. Your Arugula Beet Salad is sure to look just as good as it tastes!
This recipes makes two servings so it’s perfect for date night, to share with a friend or use as two days’ worth of lunches for the week! Whatever the occasion may be, it’s certain to satisfy the healthy way. While this delicious and refreshing salad is just 101 calories per serving and counts as just two Vegetables, a half of a SmartCarb and one Extra on your Nutrisystem meal plan, it’s still important to remember to log it in your NuMi app. Logging your daily intake can ensure you are staying on track with your healthy eating habits. You can easily log your Arugula Beet Salad right here on the NuMi app >
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Servings: Makes 2 servings
Calories per Serving: 101
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Vegetables, 1/2 SmartCarb and 1 Extra
- 1 Tbsp. orange juice
- 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. honey
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup canned sliced beets
- ½ large cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups arugula
- ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 orange, peeled and cut into slices
- In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
- Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut cucumbers and beets into heart shapes.
- Divide arugula into two bowls. Top with beets, cucumber, red onion and orange slices. Drizzle with dressing and serve.