Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese tossed with a light vinaigrette! Make this simple salad extraordinary by shaping sliced beets into Valentine XO and heart shapes!
Are you in the LOVE beets corner or will you pass on them? If you always say “no thanks” when offered beets, I bet it’s because you’ve boiled your beets. Cooking beets in a bath of boiling water will cook quicker, but I think roasting them brings out the flavors like no other cooking method.
Not only do these tender deep red beetroots taste delicious, but they are also fun to slice and make hearts or hugs and kisses Valentine shapes out of them!
Nothing says I think you’re swell more than the little sweet touches you add to the foods you serve. This is a fun and delicious way to show some extra foodie love, so get out your small cookie cutters and play with your food!
This salad will accompany any main dish, and is especially festive if you are planning a special dinner at home. Serve at a dinner party or enjoy at your private party for two!
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
- 3-4 about 1 pound small-medium size beets
- 6 ounces mixed baby greens
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds lightly toasted
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of the beet penetrates easily. Remove from oven and let cool. Unwrap and peel the skin off with a sharp paring knife. Slice into 1/4" pieces and with a small cookie cutter shape each piece into desired shape. Dice the remaining beets for salad and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper.
- In a medium bowl toss salad with the diced beets (save the shaped ones to garnish) with enough dressing to lightly coat the lettuce and beets. Place individual plates and add additional dressing if desired. Top each plate with almonds, goat cheese and shaped beets. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
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I just love beets, and this recipe reminds that I have not had them for a long while. 😉 This salad looks delicious!
Such a great recipe! My daughter would love to help make this, and maybe I could get her to try beets!
I bet your daughter would have fun cutting out the shapes! I know I did 😉
I’m really weird, I hate beets but roasted beets are much tastier 😀
What a fancy salad!
Choc Chip Uru
You’re not weird, silly! You just have a preference! Not enough sugar in beets 😉
I love beets and goat cheese together. Love how you cut the beets out to for Valentine’s Day! Perfect….
Thank you, Mary Ellen! I love the combo too. So tasty together!
I am in the LOVE beet corner, I grow them also. Still have quite a few in storage from last fall harvest. Love them in soup and salad.
Yay, Norma! I knew I would get a beet enthusiast! Growing your own is awesome. How great to have a stash of beets all year long!
you know, my mom used to serve us canned beets and I never liked them. I haven’t had one since. seeing your recipe here, and the fact that you used fresh beets, makes me want to maybe give them another go.
This salad is perfect! I am going to have to make it for dinner!
He he he!! I love that XO – ADORABLE! Classic flavour combo for a salad, I love it! 🙂
I used to LOVE beets as a kid and everyone made fun of me. I’ve only recently started eating them again so you better believe I’m trying this salad!
I’ve never tried beets before. This salad looks good though and I love the cookie cutter idea…brilliant!
What an amazing salad. I love the cookie cutter idea!