This salad boasts sweet, sour, savory, and bitter flavors.

Martha Stewart Living, March 1997


Recipe Summary



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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place large piece of foil on baking sheet, place beets in center. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil, season with salt and pepper. Wrap foil loosely around beets to make packet. Roast until beets are tender when pierced with knife, about 1 hour. Let stand until cool. Peel and slice into 1/8-inch rounds, transfer to large bowl. Set aside.

  • Cut the peel and pith from oranges. Slice oranges into 1/4-inch rounds. Scrape juices from cutting board into small bowl. Add orange rounds to beets. Peel tangerines; separate into sections. Pull white pith. Add to beets.

  • For vinaigrette, combine orange juice, vinegar, mustard, olive paste, and any collected citrus juices in small bowl. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 tablespoons oil until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

  • To serve, arrange lettuces on platter. Arrange with onion slices. Add kumquats, radishes, and parsley to beet mixture. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss. Arrange beet mixture over lettuce and onions.

Cook's Notes

Substitute Belgian endive and escarole if you can’t find the lettuces listed below.


The 4 pixie tangerines or clementines can be replaced with 2 tangerines.