Beet and Orange Salad With Dairy-Free Ricotta

If you are looking for a recipe that will help you get started with a plant-based diet, this is it! With only five ingredients, this Beet and Orange Salad With Dairy-Free Ricotta is simple to make but packs a big punch.


  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium beets
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free ricotta cheese
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • PREP TIME 10
  • COOK TIME 15
  • Serves 4


  1. Peel the beets, and cut them into wedges, using multiple types of beets to add color. Place beets in a large saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Bring water to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until beets are tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Finely grate 2 teaspoons orange rind. Peel and section oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons juice.
  4. Combine orange rind, juice, and pepper.
  5. Place mixed greens in a bowl. Add beets, orange slices, and dairy-free ricotta cheese and toss by hand.