Three Beet Salad With Orange Yogurt Dressing

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 15m
Ready In

"Recipe source: Saveur (Jan/Feb 2016) Needs to be combined right before serving so the red beets don't bleed into the yellow beets."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (455.9 g)
  • Calories 294.5
  • Total Fat - 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1728.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.9 g
  • Sugars - 20.4 g
  • Protein - 11.3 g
  • Calcium - 264.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 85.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 2

In an 8 inch baking dish combine the red beet with 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar, garlic, thyme and 1 cup of water and season with salt. Cover with foil and bake until tender (1 1/2 hours). Transfer dish to a rack and let cool. Peel and quarter beet and cut int quarters crosswise into 1 1/2 inch pieces, discard cooking liquid.

Step 3

In a small bowl combine the remaining sherry vinegar (1/2 cup) with the shallot, lemon zest and juice, half of the orange zest and all of the orange segments. Stir in the olive oil and then stir in the roasted beet piece and toss.

Step 4

On a cutting board sprinkle the garlic with a pinch of salt and using the side of your knife, press and mash the garlic with the salt into a smooth paste. Scrape the garlic into a bowl and stir in the remaining orange zest along with the orange juice, yogurt and horseradish. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

In another bowl place the golden beets. In a saucepan bring the 1 tablespoon salt, champagne vinegar, wine, sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour over the beets and let cool completely.

Step 6

Spread the yogurt dressing into an even layer on a serving platter and top with the roasted beets followed by the pickled beets. Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, shave the chioggia beets over the top and sprinkle with more cracked pepper before serving.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Lately, I have been partial to beets and love trying different recipes using them. I did enjoy these beets, however, the recipe is quite involved and I'm not sure that the dressing matches the beets well. It also makes quite a lot in comparison to the amount of beets. I do like the flavor of the Chioggia beets, they have a great earthy taste that I enjoyed very much. Thank you ellie for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.


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(21 Apr 2020)

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