Arrange these composed salads on individual plates. Beets, cucumbers, greens, and hard-cooked eggs make a pleasing assortment of shapes and colors, and are delicious topped with honey vinaigrette dressing.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring 2 quarts of water in saucepan to boiling. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add beets; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; reserve broth for beet soup if desired.

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  • Meanwhile, combine remaining salt and lemon juice, the honey and wine vinegar in large bowl; remove half of the mixture and reserve for dressing for greens. Cut cucumbers into slices. Add to honey mixture in bowl; let stand to marinate.

  • When beets are cool enough to handle but still warm, remove skins. Slice in half; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place in bowl. Set aside, covered.

  • Remove cucumbers with slotted spoon from marinade and place in small saucepan. Add chicken broth; gently cook until liquid evaporates, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Mix beets, parsley, dill and thyme in bowl.

  • Whisk oil into reserved honey mixture along with any marinade left over from cucumbers. Add greens; toss to coat. Divide greens equally among 6 plates. Arrange beets, cucumbers and egg wedges on plates. Serve warm or at room temperature with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; 13 g total fat; 150 mg cholesterol; 872 mg sodium. 24 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein;

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