This roasted beet salad is a great fall dinner side or appetizer, and it packs up well for weekday lunches! Add quinoa to make this beet salad a meal on its own.
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe type: Salad
3 medium sized beets, any variety (I used a mix of red and golden beets)
a small drizzle of olive oil, for roasting the beets
1 ripe pear, chopped into ½ inch pieces
¼ cup walnuts, toasted
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled (or more)
A few handfuls of salad greens of your choice
¼-1/2 cup cooked quinoa (optional, for a heartier salad)
Micro sprouts, for garnish (also optional)
1-2 tablespoons walnut oil
A drizzle of balsamic vinegar
A drizzle of honey
Sea salt and fresh black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Roast the beets by drizzling them with a bit of olive oil, some salt and pepper, and wrapping them in foil. Depending on the size and freshness of your beets, they should take from 40 minutes to 1 hour to roast in the oven. Check occasionally, when they are fork-tender they are done. Set them aside to cool. As soon as they’re cool enough to touch, run them under the faucet and slide off the skins with your hands. Chop into roughly ½ inch cubes and set them aside to cool completely. (To save time, I suggest doing this up to one day ahead of time and popping them in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the salad).
Assemble all salad ingredients on a platter. Drizzle with a liberal amount of walnut oil, a bit of balsamic vinegar, a little honey, and some salt and pepper.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/roasted-beet-salad/