Roasted Beet Salad

Dress up salad greens with earthy roasted beets, tangy oranges, creamy goat cheese and a homemade vinaigrette.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb small beets (1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
4
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens
1
medium orange, peeled, sliced
1/2
cup walnut halves, toasted, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (1 oz)
1/2
cup Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Remove greens from beets, leaving about 1/2 inch of stem. Wash beets well; leave whole with root ends attached. Place beets in ungreased 13x9-înch pan; drizzle with oil. Bake uncovered about 40 minutes or until tender.
  • 2 Remove skins from beets under running water. Let beets cool until easy to handle, about 30 minutes. Peel beets and cut off root ends; cut beets into slices. Cut each slice in half.
  • 3 On 4 salad plates, arrange salad greens. Top with beets, orange slices, walnuts and cheese. Serve with dressing.

Expert Tips

The humble beet is emerging as one of the unsung heroes of the vegetable world, and rightly so. Sweet tasting and rich in nutrition, beets are not only tasty as a side dish but are also a beautiful addition to salads. They can range in color from deep red to white, with red and golden beets most widely available. Look for candy cane (Chioggia) beets with their stunning concentric rings of red and white. Explore your local farmers’ market for the best variety.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.