Golden Beet & Sunflower Salad - 2 Guiding Stars
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Golden beets are especially sweet. Often available from farmers’ markets in the fall, they’re a lovely seasonal treat. If you can’t find golden beets, regular beets will do nicely and are easy to find year-round.



  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • 2½ Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil


  • 2½ lbs. golden beets
  • 6 oz. mesclun mix
  • ½ cup roasted sunflower seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. Trim beet greens, leaving 1″ of stems attached. Wrap beets together in foil and roast until tender (40-45 minutes).
  4. Let beets rest in foil until cool enough to handle. When safe, rub off and discard skins and stems. Slice beets.
  5. Toss beets with mesclun mix and dressing. Top with sunflower seeds to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 215; Total Fat 12.5g (15% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 450mg (20% DV); Total Carbohydrate 23g (8% DV); Dietary Fiber 7g (25% DV); Total Sugars 14g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 6g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin K 80% DV; Folate 60% DV; Copper 45% DV.
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