Roasted Beets & Beet Greens Salad

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Recipe Category: Veggies & Sides

Recipe Tag: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Low Glycemic

  • Prep Time

    20 Minutes

  • Cooking Time

    25 Minutes

  • Total Time

    45 Minutes

 Delicious food doesn't get much healthier than this! Beets are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber and roasting them really brings out their sweet, earthy flavors. You'll be using the beet greens for the base of the salad, much like you would use spinach or any other salad greens. 

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 beets (with greens attached)
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt or sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Optional:

Walnuts

Feta cheese

Shredded carrots

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash beets thoroughly, cut away beet greens and set the greens aside.
  3. Cut beets into one-inch chunks and place in a bowl. Add grapeseed oil and salt and toss until well coated.
  4. Spread beets evenly on a roasting pan or cookie sheet. Place in the oven and roast for ~20 minutes.
  5. While beets are roasting, chop beet greens into small pieces and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard.
  7. Transfer the roasted beets to the bowl with the beet  greens.
  8. Add vinaigrette and toss until the beets and the greens are well coated.

Makes 4-6 servings