Baby greens and beet salad with chutney dressing


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Baby greens and beet salad with chutney dressing

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  • 1/4 cup bottled mango chutney, preferably spice

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 ripe but firm pear

  • 1 cup drained sliced pickled beets, about 1/3 of a 750-mL jar pickled beets, drained

  • 12 cups mesclun greens

  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts


  • Measure chutney into a small bowl. Remove any big chunky pieces and finely chop, then return to bowl. Whisk in oil, water and pepper. Slice pear in half, then cut out and discard core. Slice each half into thin wedges. Slice beets into thin strips.

  • Place greens in a large bowl. Add dressing and beets. Toss to evenly mix. Arrange on salad plates. Top with pear wedges and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 202, Protein 4.4g, Carbohydrates 27.6g, Fat 9.9g, Fibre 5.2g, Sodium 486mg.

A chutney dressing sounds exotic, but also time-consuming to make. Not so! We used bottled mango chutney for a flavourful dressing base. Tangy, jarred pickled beets go well with the slightly sweet dressing over mesclun greens

Make ahead

A day before serving, make dressing and slice beets. Cover and refrigerate both overnight. Toast pine nuts. Just before serving, slice pear and toss salad.

Toasted pine nuts

Place nuts in an ungreased frying pan over medium heat. Stir often until fragrant and lightly toasted, 4 to 6 minutes.