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Spring Beets With Rhubarb Vinaigrette

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Jennifer Causey


  • 8 ounces finely chopped rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds beets, peeled and cut into small wedges
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ounces crumbled soft goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Stir together rhubarb, 2 cups water, wine, honey, and vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until rhubarb has broken down, about 10 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, pressing solids to extract liquid. Discard solids. Wipe saucepan clean. Place strained liquid in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; stir in shallot, 2 teaspoons of the thyme and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  2. Place a steamer basket in a large stockpot with a tight-fitting lid. Add water to just below steamer basket and place stockpot over high heat. Place beets in steamer basket. Cover and cook until beets are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate; refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk oil into rhubarb mixture. Add beets; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with goat cheese, pistachios and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme.

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  • One cup of rhubarb packs 10% of your daily calcium.

  • Yield: Serves 6

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 207
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 3mg
Fiber per serving: 5g
Protein per serving: 5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 21g
Sodium per serving: 280mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Calcium per serving: 75mg
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