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Beets in Onion Vinaigrette















Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free


For the onion vinaigrette
2 medium onions
½ teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ tablespoon champagne
or sherry vinegar
For the glazed beets
1 each onions
1 tablespoon butter
3 medium beets
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 x black pepper
to taste
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 x chives
or parsley, chopped fresh


VINAIGRETTE Peel onions, trim root and top ends. Halve onions from top to bottom, then slice lengthwise into thin julienne strips, about 2 inch long, 1/8" by 1/8" thick.

Place onions in a glass bowl or other microwave safe container; season with salt and pepper.

Add olive oil and vinegar. Marinate 20 minutes.

BEETS Peel, trim and cut onion as for vinaigrette. Combine onion and butter in a 1 quart glass baking dish . Cover with plastic wrap and pierce twice to allow steam to escape.

Cook on 100 percent power for 1 minutes in a microwave oven.


Wash and peel beets; trim root and stem ends.

Slice 1/8th inch thick; cut slices into ⅛ inch strips.

Julienne strips should be the same size.

Salt and pepper, toss gently.

Cover with vented plastic and cook on high, stirring occassionally, 7 to 8 minutes or until almost tender.

Sprinkle with sugar, toss gently, and cook on high for 7 to 8 more minutes or until the liquid has a syrupy consistency.

Remove dish from oven and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes.

Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Cover bowl containing onion vinaigrette with plastic wrap.

Cook on high foor 5 minutes or until onions soften slightly.

Spoon hot vinaigrette onto four to six plates, arranging onion in a ring.

Divide the beet mixture among the plates, mounding it in the center of each ring of onions.

Sprinkle with chives or parsley. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 111g (3.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15256% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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