recipe box: roasted beet salad


roasted beet salad

So, I tend to get obsessed with a food and eat it like crazy until I get sick of it. It’s probably one of Brian’s least favorite things about me- one winter he had to remind me that butternut squash was not the only food on the planet. Last summer it was the Harvest Grains salad, and this year I’m all about roasted beets.

This is a light, easy salad based off of ingredients I had on hand when the craving hit. It’s inspired by a way fancier salad we’re serving this summer at the restaurant I work at, that also includes grilled peaches, cherries, and micro-greens.

roasted beet salad

We’ve been making this salad to go with grilled cheese and pesto sandwiches or pita pizzas. These measurements are enough for two side salads or one bigger salad. They are also rough measurements because I eyeball it ;)

To roast the beets:

Slice the beets about 1/4″ thick, coat both sides with olive oil, lay on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, flip the beets and bake for another 15 minutes. Let them cool before adding to the salad.

The dressing:

This is just a light mixture of the juice of one lemon, an equal amount of olive oil, and salt to taste.

The salad:

Toss the spinach with the dressing, layer on the beets, and top with goat cheese. Sprinkle a little more lemon juice on top if you have some left, and finish with some fresh cracked pepper.

Easy peasy! What foods are you obsessed with this summer? I would love some new recipe ideas!

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13 Responses to recipe box: roasted beet salad

  1. Helen says:

    this looks yummy, I think we’ve got some beets hanging about, I’ll have to give this a go

  2. Erin says:

    It isn’t all that summery, but I’ve been making a roasted root vegetable quinoa, and my my my, is it ever tasty! Delicious and sweet (and simple!).

    I’ve never been a beet fan, but you’re kinda selling me here. I might be inclined to give it a try, see if it is nature’s candy after all :P


  3. mmm thank you for the new salad idea, I’ve been getting sick of my usuals lately and had forgotten about beats. i actually do the same thing, I was obsessed w/ eating boiled beats plain a few years ago haha. how do you grill them? i’d never thought of that.

  4. Amanda A says:

    Do you know I’ve never ever eaten a beet? Is that weird. How have I missed these all my life?!

  5. Erica says:

    I really need to try beets again. I never really liked them in the past (like waaay back when I was a kid). But, I’ll bet my tastes have changed and I might just like them now. I need to muster up the courage for that first bite. The goat cheese should help. I love goat cheese… :)

    • lalafauxbois says:

      Goat cheese is pretty amazing :) You have to re-try them! I have things like that that I love as an adult that I used to hate- like blue cheese.

  6. Jenn says:

    That looks like the perfect combination of sweet (the beets) & savory (the goat cheese)! I am going to a dinner party tomorrow and am definitely thinking about making some of this! Thanks for posting.

  7. Kira says:

    This is really similar to a salad I get at a local cafe all the time! Their recipe is arugula + beets + goat cheese + dried cherries + walnuts with balsamic vinaigrette. I’m hungry!!

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