Three Beet Salad

The best beet salad recipe abeautifulmess.comBeets are not a vegetable I grew up eating. In fact, I'm pretty sure I never tried beets until I was well into my 20s. I'm a beet late bloomer. 

That doesn't really make sense? I'm just saying I'm new to the beet game guys. I have figured out that I really like beets when they are paired with a sharp tasting cheese, like goat cheese or feta. So that's a big part of what inspired this salad. This is such a PRETTY salad. Use as many different kinds of beets you can find if you make this. The more colors the better.Best beet salad abeautifulmess.comYou could easily divide this salad among 3-4 people for a fancy dinner salad or appetizer. Espeically if you have any friends who haven't tried beets before. You should totally spring this on them. See what they do.How to roast beets abeautifulmess.comThree Beet Salad, serves 1-2 as a meal and 3-4 as an appetizer.

3-4 beets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
salt + pepper 

First we need to roast those beets. I like to wrap them in aluminum foil and poke a few holes on one side (same method for making baked potatoes). Bake at 425°F for 35-45 minutes. If you have smaller beets they will probably be done around 35 minutes, if they are larger leave them in for the full 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool enough so you can handle them. Scrub off the skins and cut into small pieces.Roasted beetsIn a bowl combine the beets, olive oil, and vinegars. Give it a good stir so that every piece gets coated in the dressing. If the beets are still warm, allow them to cool on the counter or in the refrigerator before serving.My favorite beet salad abeautifulmess.comPlace on a plate and sprinkle on the toasted sunflower seeds and crumbled goat cheese, season with salt + pepper. I added a few small slices of green onions. I'm fancy like that. Enjoy! xo. Emma

  • Beets beets beets beets beets beets! They make a great addition to cake frosting as a natural colorant.

  • This recipe was just in time…I just bought a few bunches at the market.

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  • Oh yum! Roasted beets are delicious and I second Jamie’s suggestion of pairing them with walnuts… soooo good!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  • I too am new to beetroots but this summer have eaten them with my lunch everyday! Having a little green grocers market stall around the corner from work and my flat is a god send! X Stephanie x

  • I love beets, but I never understand why recipes tell you to roast them whole with the skins on, if you are just going to peel off the skins later. I usually peel mine (making sure to wear an apron to avoid red beet juice spots), chop them, and roast in slices (or don’t roast at all, if they are sliced thinly enough). Just an idea!

  • Mmm I love beets! I’ve found they taste just as delicious boiled, and take way less time. They’re also really tasty paired with caramelized walnuts or toasted pistachios!

  • beets can be so delicious if done right. This salad looks scrumptious! We ate beets in Ukraine all the time. Such a good veggie.

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  • This sounds really good! we’ve got beetroots still growing in the garden so I’ll have to give this a go
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  • I’ve never really tried beets whole before, actually! I’ve had borscht plenty of times, but have never really had just a beet! Maybe I should give this a go!

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  • I’m a late beet bloomer too, and now I need to rebloom since I fell in love with them a couple years ago then kind of forgot they existed again. This sounds amazing – goat cheese + beets seems like pure bliss!

  • That looks so yummy! Loving all the beet recipes you guys have been posting. Thanks!

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  • That looks supernice!
    Unfortuanetly I can’t really convince my very best friend and roomate, the lovely Birdy (seen here: http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/09/andalusia-roadtrip-cadiz.html) to care anything for beets, but I’ll still give it a try- maybe this salad will convince her:-)

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    Bambi

  • Beets and goat cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly – a beautiful food marriage! I tend to get canned beets for ease and price. Oh and for your beet newbies, don’t be too afraid if your pee is red after eating these lovely roots.

  • Stunning and simple – my kind of salad 🙂 You always make me want to get cooking.

  • I love how easy this is to make! And I never would have thought to bake them =) Yum! xoxo Annejelina

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  • I’m a beet late bloomer, too! I love them now, but didn’t start eating them till I was in college. So tasty, and so pretty on the plate. Thanks for the recipe!

    Smiles an all the best,
    Savannah
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  • I’m a big salad eater, so this is perfect. Thanks for sharing Emma!

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  • i love the colors in the salad!!! i’m not a huge fan of beets but this looks scrumptious!

  • What a great recipe! I have seen so many beet recipes around the cyber world…this is definitely the prettiest! I’ve never had beets, but I may have to try this. Just because of all the color! 😉

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  • That salad looks so good! I don’t think I have every had a fresh beet before, only the canned stuff. I am definitely going to try this out. I’ll probably watch an episode of the office too in honor of Dwight’s beet farm. I’ve heard he makes excellent beet salad as well. 🙂

  • I had no idea those yellow beets existed, thanks for sharing! And it looks absolutely delicious!
    ~Anna~

  • Simple but efficient, It’s a real beautiful recipe and I love beets. So… Let’s go !

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  • This looks so appetizing thanks for sharing guys!
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  • Beets brighten up any salad. I love it when foods have a mixture of colors, flavors and textures. I love adding arugula to sweet salads for that spicy kick. The foods of Vietnam always have a good balance between salty, sweet, savory, sour, and spicy.
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  • This looks so good, and pretty easy! I love beets.. mhmm…

    Nicky
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    xx

  • I recently just purchases some beets and I was wondering what to make this them. This looks amazing!
    Carlee
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  • I have never tried beets and I’m in my early THIRTIES!!! Is that bad? lol Definitely a good starter recipe!!

    Thanks as always!!!

    Heather

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  • this looks so good! ah, i’m dying to try this out

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  • YES! Please help spread the joy of beets! They’re so good when baked and are great in all veggie sandwiches with goat cheese. Plus I hate seeing people at the farmers market tear off the greens when other buy them, the tops are tasty as well sauteed with garlic. they taste kind of like spinach. sorry for my beet rampage, I’m a recent convert who is in love with the stuff.

  • I was watching Steven and Chris here in Canada yesterday and they mentioned your site as one of the best on the web…and I thought to myself – hey I’ve been a follower for a long time!! Just thought I would pass that on!

  • I have beets planted in my garden right now. Once they’re ready to harvest, I’ll definitely be trying this salad. Sounds delicious!

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