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Arugula Salad with Beets, Brown Sugar Pecans, and Gorgonzola cheese

Arugula Salad with Beets, Brown Sugar Pecans, and Gorgonzola cheese

Arugula Salad with Beets, Brown Sugar Pecans, and Gorgonzola cheese in a simple Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, and Honey dressing - healthy and delicious recipe.   This is a truly incredible salad combining quite a variety of flavors on one plate: beets, oranges, pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, arugula.  Give it a try!

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 296 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Brown Sugar Pecans:

  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Ingredients:

  • 1 beet , cooked, peeled
  • 4 oz arugula
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • 10 orange slices

Instructions

Salad Dressing:

  1. Mix vinegar with honey, then add oil, whisking until emulsified.

Brown Sugar Pecans:

  1. Add butter and sugar to the frying pan on medium-high heat, add pecans. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring, to coat the pecans until they caramelize. Place pecans on foil and let them cool.

Salad:

  1. Slice the cooked beet thinly.  Cut each orange slice in half.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together arugula, beet slices, and orange slices. Sprinkle with the salad dressing. When serving, top each salad plate with brown sugar pecans and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts
Arugula Salad with Beets, Brown Sugar Pecans, and Gorgonzola cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.