Jan
23

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

Roasted beet and orange salad is a nutritious and delicious meal! Roasted beets and fresh oranges are layered over a bed of arugula and topped with goat cheese, walnuts and citrus vinaigrette dressing!

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad over arugula with goat cheese and walnuts!

Just beet it, beet it, beet it, beet it! No one wants to be defeated!

Don’t worry, you won’t be hearing any actual singing from me any time soon. But I am sharing my favorite beet salad with you today. This salad combines roasted beets and fresh seasonal oranges with arugula, goat cheese, walnuts and citrus vinaigrette.

Roasting beets yields a buttery sweet flavor. I love any excuse to roast beets. Plus, I love walking around the house singing Michael Jackson songs. I swear, they are just as catchy as Taylor Swift songs. Did I just say that? Sometimes I am embarrassed to admit that Taylor Swift’s songs are really catchy and I’m totally this guy. On some days a good jam session in the car is exactly what I need.

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad over arugula with goat cheese and walnuts!

Roasted beet with orange salad is one of my favorite seasonal meals. Vibrant, colorful and full of vitamins, beets are a versatile ingredient. Simple flavors combine to create a refreshing and delicious salad. If you tried beets in the past and didn’t like them, I encourage you to try them roasted. Roasting brings out the sweet beet flavor.

Here are a few tips for cooking with beets:

  • Select small to medium sized beets that are round and firm with fresh green foliage. The smaller beets are the most flavorful.
  • Use gloves to protect your hands from stain when peeling and slicing. Trust me on this one. Don’t underestimate the ability of beets to stain your hands. I love this peeler.
  • Roast beets to yield a sweeter flavor.
  • Save the greens and cook them too.

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad over arugula with goat cheese and walnuts! Roasted Beet and Orange Salad over arugula with goat cheese and walnuts! Roasted Beet and Orange Salad over arugula with goat cheese and walnuts!

The best seasonal flavors combine to create a healthy, colorful and flavorful salad!

Yields 2 large servings or 4 small servings

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized beets (red and yellow)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping cups arugula
  • 3 oranges, peeled and cut into wedges
  • Β½ cup walnuts
  • Β½ cup goat cheese crumbles
  • For the Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ΒΌ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel the beets with a vegetable peeler and slice into two inch pieces. Line a baking pan with two pieces of aluminum foil. Place the red beets in the middle of one sheet of foil and the yellow beets on the other. Drizzle one tablespoon olive oil over each sheet of beets. Fold up edges and pinch to close and form two pouches. I don't want colors to bleed so I make two separate pouches. Place on baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender.
  2. While the beets are roasting, prepare the dressing by whisking together the orange juice, olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, and honey.
  3. Once beets are done roasting, mix them together with half of the salad dressing. You can mix two separate bowls to prevent the colors from bleeding. Layer arugula on plate or bowl then top with beets, orange wedges, walnuts and goat cheese. Drizzle with remaining dressing, as desired. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!
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Roasted Beet and Orange Salad over arugula with goat cheese and walnuts!

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24 Comments

  1. Annie @ Annie's Noms

    Oh wow, this is so colourful and pretty! I love the flavour combinations too πŸ™‚

  2. Joanne

    Girl, I would totally sing and dance around my apartment while eating this! I mean, how could you not?

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Now I have that Michael Jackson song stuck in my head! πŸ™‚ This salad looks beautiful, Ashley! I love the pretty colors and flavor combo. I never thought to make a beet salad, so I’m loving this!

  4. Amanda

    This salad is so pretty! It looks delicious!

  5. Kelly

    Haha totally singing along with you πŸ™‚ Love the flavors of this roasted beet salad! Looks so fresh and the colors are so so pretty!

  6. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    Yum! Any excuse to sing Michael Jackson, I say! But this salad looks seriously delicious! So fresh and bright! Perfect for this time of year!

  7. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Ashley, I can’t even tell you how much I have been craving an orange and beet salad! Your version looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious!

  8. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, oh my gawd, that youtube video made my night. . hilarious and I love it!!! love this salad and your new? watermark!!!

  9. Katie (The Muffin Myth)

    Yum! So many great flavours going on here. I love how the orange complements the beets, and that goat cheese and walnuts with peppery arugula? It’s practically perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Ashley

    Oh how I love roasted beets! This salad is just gorgeous Ashley! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!

  11. Tara Siudy

    This salad looks amazing! The colors are so warm and the dishes look so enticing! I am excited to try it later in the week! Agreed Jessica- DEFINITELY Pinning!

  12. marcie

    I love roasted beets, and this is my kind of salad! And you know, I try to hate Taylor Swift’s songs because they kind of annoy me, but then I catch myself singing along sometimes…ugh! I love the “just beet it”. πŸ™‚

  13. Alyssa @ Piece of Home

    What a great combo! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing on OMHG Wordless Wednesday this week!

  14. Lysa @ Welcome To My Circus

    What a pretty salad that is so good for you! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    xx
    Lysa
    Co-Host OMHGWW

  15. Nicky

    This looks fantastic Ashley. I love salads with roasted beets and goat cheese. I found you at the #PureBlogLove party. I would love for you to come and share this with us at #LetsGetReal on my page, http://littlefamilyadventure.com. I hope you can stop by and join us too!

  16. AnnMarie

    This salad is so me!! I make a similar one and I love the different ingredients this one has. Pinned!

  17. Nicole Neverman

    Beautiful salad! Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see πŸ™‚ Have a great day!
    Nicole

  18. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I love beets. I was so excited to find this because I actually just did a beet and grapefruit salad with goat cheese. How funny is that?! Thanks for sharing this with us at #FoodieFriDIY! Sending some foodie love your way!

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