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Roasted Beet Salad Recipe

Roasted beet salad recipe

Beets are indeed packed with health benefits, making them a valuable addition to any diet. This roasted beet salad recipe offers a delightful way to enjoy the nutritional perks of beets while indulging in a delicious meal.

Despite their incredible health benefits, many people are unsure how to incorporate beets into their meals. This roasted beet salad provides a simple and flavorful solution. With just an hour from start to finish and minimal hands-on time required, it's an easy yet impressive dish to add to your repertoire.

So whether you're already a beet enthusiast or looking to explore new culinary horizons, this roasted beet and goat cheese salad is sure to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.

Key Ingredients

This roasted beet salad with goat cheese recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients, including the dressing. Here are the key components that contribute to the deliciousness of this beet goat cheese salad:

Beets: Beets are incredibly nutrient-dense, serving as the focal point of this dish. Rich in fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, and copper, beets have been researched for their potential to reduce inflammation, support heart health, aid detoxification, enhance brain function, promote digestion, boost athletic performance, and facilitate weight loss.

Goat Cheese: Another essential element in this beet and goat cheese salad is the goat cheese. Offering a healthy source of fats, along with protein, probiotics, and calcium, goat cheese is a preferable option compared to many types of cow cheese.

Pear: Pears contribute a significant amount of fiber and vitamin C to the salad. Similar to beets, pears are beneficial for heart health, weight management, digestive health, bone strength, and immune function.

Honey: Combined with heart-healthy olive oil and balsamic vinegar, honey forms the base of the salad dressing in this roasted beet salad recipe. Honey, especially raw honey, is considered a superfood due to its wide range of health benefits, which support various bodily functions and systems.

Of course, the addition of almonds, onions, and orange juice/zest further enhances the nutritional profile of this beet and goat cheese salad.

Roasted beet salad step 1

How to make roasted beet salad

Let’s start by preheating the oven to 400°F (200°C) and wrapping up the beets in parchment paper (healthier than aluminum foil). Make it easier to pull them out later by placing the wrapped beets on a baking pan.

When the oven is nice and toasty, slide the beets in and let the oven work its magic for the next hour or so.

Roasted beet salad step 2

Once the beets are tender, pull them out. Give them some time to cool off, then peel and cube them.

While the beets are returning to a temperature at which you can handle them without scalding yourself, whisk together your dressing, with the orange juice, honey, vinegar, orange zest, mustard and oil. Then add in some nutritious onion, pear and cubed beets.

Roasted beet salad recipe

Divide the salad evenly among four plates (or take an extra helping for yourself). Sprinkle each portion with goat cheese and heart-healthy almonds.

Now that's a salad!

I love how elegant this salad looks, yet it's so simple to prepare for lunch or a light dinner. It's a fantastic way to introduce a new vegetable to your family's meals.

For a heartier meal, consider adding grilled chicken or fish to complement the flavors. Enjoy!

Roasted Beet Salad Recipe

Whether you're already a beet enthusiast or someone who typically avoids them, this roasted beet salad is sure to win you over.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap beets tightly in parchment paper.
  2. Roast beets until tender, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool, peel and cut into cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey, vinegar, orange zest, mustard and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add pear, onion and roasted beets and toss to coat.
  4. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates and serve topped with cheese and almonds.

NOTES

You can omit the almonds if you prefer a salad without the added crunch. Additionally, feel free to experiment with different healthy dressings to switch things up.

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 1 salad

Calories: 165

Sugar: 14.2g

Sodium: 124mg

Fat: 7.3g

Saturated Fat: 3.7g

Unsaturated Fat: 3.6g

Trans Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 20.3g

Fiber: 3.8g

Protein: 6.4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

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