Roasted beets are nutritious, super tasty, and, right now they’re even in season in many parts of the country. But if you don’t just want to bite into a beet — and that’s understandable — do you know what to do with those roasted beets?
Now you do. Make this salad. Like, immediately.
Roasted Beets Salad
Check out this video from Grokker (remember, we’re affiliates!), and catch the full recipe below. Then all you have to do is make it and enjoy! (And if you have any leftovers, bring ’em on over, please.)
- 6 medium purple beets, cut in half moons
- 6 medium golden beets, cut in half moons
- 2 medium carrots, cut in ¼ inch rondelles (coins or full moons)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp thyme
- ⅛ cup orange juice or lemon juice
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar or plum vinegar
- 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 Cups fresh arugula leaves, packed
- ¼ cup raw pine nuts
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tsp salt (like Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt)
- ½ cup feta cheese or blue cheese, crumbled (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Clean beets and carrots well, remove any obvious blemishes from the roots, but leave most of the skin on. Slice beets and carrots into ¼ inch thick moons and half-moons. Put into a large mixing bowl.
- Melt coconut oil over low heat on the stove or by placing the jar of coconut oil into a shallow bowl of very hot water. Add melted coconut oil, salt and thyme to bowl of beets and carrots and mix, coating all of the beets and carrots.
- Spread the coated beets in a single layer onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Give the beets a quick stir and rotate the pans in the oven. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the beets are fork-tender. Remove from the oven, transfer the roasted beets and carrots to a clean bowl and set aside.
- In a skillet over medium low heat, toast the pine nuts for 5 minutes. Shake or stir the pine nuts every so often to make sure they do not burn.
- Dress roasted beets by adding olive oil, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and chopped basil leaves to the bowl of roasted beets and carrots, then stir all the flavors together.
- Plate the salad by spreading the arugula on a plate as a bed for the beets and carrots. Place the beets and carrots in the center and sprinkle pine nuts on top.
Are you a fan of roasted beets? It took a while to convert me, but when they’re good, boy, they are good. —Kristen