PointsPlus Roasted Beet and Orange Salsa Recipe

PointsPlus Roasted Beet and Orange Salsa Recipe
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Roasted Beet and Orange Salsa
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Roasted Beet and Orange Salsa

Here's an interesting twist on the usual pico de gallo. There aren't any tomatoes! Spoon this beautiful and tasty salsa over fish, tacos, chicken, and just about anything else that might be considered the main course. It's a great way to use beets at their peak.

6
Servings
26
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized beets (1 pound total)
  • 2 medium-sized navel oranges
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Individually wrap the beets in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork, about 50-60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, with a sharp knife, segment the oranges (click here to see How to Segment Citrus). Cut each segment into bite-sized pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl. Squeeze the juice from the orange membranes over the bowl.

Add the onion, cilantro, vinegar, jalapeño, salt, and cumin seeds. Toss thoroughly to combine. When cool enough to handle, remove the foil from the beets and rub off the skins with your hands. Dice the beets and add to the orange mixture. Gently toss to combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
7mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
30mg
4%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
186mg
12%
Water
14g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Roasted Beet Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Roasted Beet Cooking Tip

Root vegetables should be cooked slowly in order to ensure the inside is cooked as well as the outside.