Low Cal Side Dish 2: Beet, Apple and Spinach Salad

I know you`re thinking ugghh another salad. Of course it`ll be low calorie. Well yes, but this salad has so much flavor, you won`t believe it! The beets, apple and spinach go so well together, the taste is unique but definately yummy! So for this side dish, there are only 125 calories per serving! AND that includes the dressing.

4 beets, stemmed (3/4 lb/375 g)
3 tbsp (45 mL) apple cider
3 tbsp (45 mL) cider vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1 pinch pepper
1 pinch granulated sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
4 cups (1 L) packed trimmed fresh spinach
1 green skinned apple, chopped or grated

In large pot of boiling water, cook beets for about 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and let cool. Slip skins from beets. Cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick strips. Place in bowl.

In small bowl, whisk together cider, vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, pepper and sugar; stir in garlic and green onions. Add 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the dressing to beets and toss to coat. Let stand for at least 30 minutes or for up to 8 hours.

Tear spinach into bite-size pieces; place in large bowl. Add apple and remaining dressing; toss to coat well. Arrange beets over top.

Tip: If you wish, substitute 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) beets for the fresh; omit the cooking.

*Image/recipe from source below*

Source link: http://www.cbc.ca/bestrecipes/2012/03/beet-apple-and-spinach-salad.html

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