Chef Roble's Winter Citrus Salad

President Obama loved this salad, and your guests definitely will too! The blend of citrus with more traditional salad ingredients makes this salad not only delicious but healthy as well. 

1 lb red beets, cooked and peeled
10 oz assorted greens
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
3 tbsp juice of an orange
3 tbsp juice of a pink grapefruit
6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
2 oranges, cut into segments
2 pink grapefruits, cut into segments
8 oz smoked goat cheese, crumbled (or plain goat cheese)
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
sprinkling of fennel fronds

1. Puree beets in the blender at high speed until smooth, season with a sprinkling of salt.


2. Place mixed greens and fennel slices in a small mixing bowl.


3. Add citrus juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to salad and mix to dress.  


4. Spread the beet puree on the base of your plates or a large platter. Place dressed salad on the puree and finish with citrus segments, crumbled goat cheese, parsley leaves, and fennel fronds.