Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Roasted Beet Salad

I don’t know about you but in the last few years I have become a beet lover. I never used to be but if there are beets on the menu I order them. And I always have beets at home for my cravings.  This is a very simple recipe but my favorite beet recipe.  I love picked beets too but this one is slightly higher on the list.

You can use the beet greens for this salad as well but I am not a beet green person.  The greens kind of tastes like lettuce but I like it much better without.

There are many ways to prepare your beats. You can microwave them quickly, that is the easy way. You can boil them in a pot of water, 2nd easiest way. Or the best way and the tastiest way is to bake your beets, that is what I always do, unless I am in a hurry.

Roasted Beet Salad

Yields: 4 servings | Prep: 10 Min | Cook Time: 1 hour

1 bunch beets (6 beets)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp chopped shallots (1 shallot)
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup of feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Oven 350 F

First bake your beats by putting foil around your beets and put them on a cookie sheet, make sure you have something under the beets in the oven because juices will come out and you do not want to ruin your oven. Leave them in the oven for about 1 hour for medium sized beets. If your beets are larger or smaller your time may differ, it is easy to check just poke a fork in them and make sure they are soft.

Take them out and let them cool.

Once you have baked them in the oven the skin is really easy to peel off, just make sure you wash your hands right afterwards or they will stay red for while.

While you are waiting for your beets to cool you can prepare you dressing with olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and onion.

Once the beets have cooled and you have removed the skin chopped them up into ½” cubes and toss into your dressing.  Stir and add the feta cheese on top.

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29 Responses to “Roasted Beet Salad”

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    Miel Abeille — February 15, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    I have never eaten beets! I can’t even imagine what they might taste like, but I am a huge fan of feta. Maybe on my next trip to the grocery store, I’ll come home with a bunch & give this a whirl.

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    Eliana — February 16, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Love the vibrant color of your beats here. They look delicious.

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    Janell Beals — February 16, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    I always order beets is they are on a menu but have never figured out how to prepare them well myself! This looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing…Janell

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    Janell Beals — February 16, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    “if” they are on the menu! :)
    Janell

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    Rosa — February 16, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    A fabulous salad! I love beetroot. That combo is mouthwatering.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Mary — February 16, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    Your beet salad looks wonderful and certainly should be tried. We have been to Thailand and think it is a lovely place. We usually visit after being in Cambodia, so it helps us keep our perspective about SE Asia. We also love Laos and would return there in a minute. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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    Bren — February 16, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    I’m not a huge beet lover either but when combined with the right ingredients, it can indeed be really great! the color balance here makes it look appetizing! Nice to have found your blog! Deliciousness in this space, I see!

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    ASHLEA — February 16, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    I have been on a beet kick lately, ordering anything on the menu that includes beets when we go out to eat. I just can’t get enough, but I have yet to try them out at home. This looks like a great and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    ASHLEA — February 16, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    Wow, I just read the comments after I wrote this and it looks like someone else said the exact same thing! how funny… you really hit the spot with this recipe

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    Shelby — February 17, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    I love beets too but always steered away from fresh ones because I thought they were messy work….until a couple of years ago when I decided to pickle them and realized they weren’t har at all! This sounds delish!

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    Elle — February 17, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    Beets are our friends. I love them! The salad is perfect-light and fresh.

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    Design Elements — February 17, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    love roasted beet and the vivid colors of your images! warm hugs from Germany

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    Splendid Willow — February 17, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    Can that be on the menu on Saturday? I LOVE beets! We are so looking forward to coming over. I am bringing the table too!

    Warm hugs to yoy my friend.

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    marla — February 17, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    I love beets, so it takes no convincing that I would love this recipe – especially with the feta cheese :)

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    Alena — February 17, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!! This recipe is giving me the courage to do something with beets! Can’t wait to try it :)

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    lisaroyhandbags — February 17, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    I’ll have to give this a try! Thanks so much for stopping by today so I can find your delicious blog! :)

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    Style Maniac — February 18, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    I never really think about cooking beets at home–but the vibrancy of your photos and easy recipe tips has changed my mind.

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    deeba — February 18, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    We had something similar at an Italian food fest recently where I had been invited to ‘taste the menu’. The salad left a lasting impression on me, and I think this is very very similar. Beautiful post Ewa!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 18, 2011 @ 5:53 am

    I remember the first time I had roasted beets, I was so surprised at how good they were! I haven’t had them since, and I’ve never made them myself…I want to try this! thanks :)

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    Cajun Chef Ryan — February 18, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    Love me some beets! In fact I just planted about two dozen seeds for my garden this year.

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    melissa @IWasBornToCook — February 18, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    Looks beautiful! I love beets.

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    sophistimom — February 19, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    Oooh, you just made my favorite thing!!! Beets! and feta—usually I make them with chevre, but now I’ll have to try them with feta.

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 19, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    What a wonderful mixture of flavors and textures in this salad. Lovely way to highlight the flavor of beets.

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    Charlotta — February 21, 2011 @ 6:29 am

    Beetroot is wonderful and both I & my daughter are MAD about it!
    We drink AND eat it regularly and I love tossing it into a lovely sallad with rocket, walnuts, Persian goats cheese and a nice dressing.

    Love love!

    Warm hugs

    x Charlotta

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    Charlotta — February 21, 2011 @ 6:30 am

    P.S Finally got around to adding you to my blog roll. Sorry it took me so long! I love your blog.

    xx C

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    L. Eleana — February 22, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    I am not a beet lover, but according to my mom, they are very good for you.

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    Sarah — March 3, 2011 @ 4:59 am

    Wow, that looks incredibly delicious! Luckily my boyfriend hates beets; all the more for me!

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    C Ed Wright — November 6, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Since you have discovered the humble beet and love it, here is a traditional Russian recipe: Beets in Sour Cream. It is so ridiculously simple it almost doesn’t qualify for the title “recipe.” You cut up some cooked beets any way you like and while still hot or while reheating, pour off all excess juice or other liquid and melt some sour cream over them to create an instant pink sauce and serve (yourself, obviously!). In the interest of time I use canned S&W brand “Fancy French Style Premium Quality & Taste Julienne Beets”, available probably anywhere in the USA depending on store or supermarket chain. These are the only Julienne canned beets I have found, which I prefer to sliced. Julienne or not, you will throw rocks at all other beet recipes after trying this one…!

    • Delishhh replied: — November 7th, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

      Ed, wow thank you for that advice. I have a big bowl of roasted beets sitting in my refrigerator i will have to try this recipe. Thank you!

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