Red Beet With Figs Salad


Looking for a refreshing salad? Then this recipe is perfect for you! Red beet with figs salad is served with a red port dressing. Ready in 20 minutes.

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Red beet with figs salad
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-11-06, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 23-10-2021

20 minutes 2 people Salads
Red beet with figs salad


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  • 50 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 100 ml red port
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 pre-cooked red beets
  • 3 figs
  • mixed greens
  • fine salt
  • pine nuts
  • cherry tomatoes
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  • Small saucepan & whisk
  • Small skillet
  • Cutting board & chef's knife
  • Salad spinner or clean kitchen towel

Red Beet With Figs Salad

20 minutes 2 people Salads

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

The dressing will be a reduction of red port, balsamic vinegar and sugar. That's very easy, just add those 3 ingredients to a small saucepan and simmer on low heat until thickened a bit. That will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make sure your mixed greens are properly washed to get rid of any sand. Dry the lettuce using a salad spinner or a clean kitchen towel.  use a small skillet to roast the pine nuts.  

There's no need to add any oil or butter, just roast in a dry pan for a few minutes. Keep an eye on them, they will be golden brown before you know it.

Immediately add a little bit of fine salt to them and remove it from the skillet.  

Red beet with figs salad
Red beet with figs salad

Making a red beet with figs salad -- 5 minutes

Divide mixed greens over 2 plates. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and also divide them. Remove the stems from the figs and then cut the figs and red beets into wedges.

Divide the figs, red beets and red port dressing. Finish the salad with roasted pine nuts and enjoy!

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