Beets are not only super nutritious, they taste great too! Especially in this scrumptious oven-roasted red beet salad. You’ll be licking your plate clean. Recently, I discovered there are two kinds of people. Those that love beets, and those that absolutely despise them. This was news to me. How could someone not like beets?
They’re crunchy, mildly sweet, beautifully red, and packed full of nutrients like fiber, folate, potassium, iron, and Vitamin C. So of course, I needed to put up a recipe on my site that would appeal even to those that weren’t too fond of beets. Maybe this could be a gateway recipe to a world of beets. Hmm.
And I knew exactly which recipe to share:
My oven-roasted beet salad.
You guys, when I say this salad is amazing, I absolutely mean it. It’s sweet, savory, tangy, crunchy, and full of healthy goodness. It plates beautifully – that deep red color from the beets, the white, crumbly goat cheese, slivers of golden brown almonds, fresh earthy, green mint all come together in perfect harmony.
This salad compliments so many main dishes! It holds up all on its own too. It is my favorite beet salad and I’m sure I can get some beet converts out of this. So if you’re looking for a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, or a salad that is low in calories but high in flavor, this roasted beet salad is definitely the answer!
Red beets are known to boost energy. Add almonds, goat cheese and mint to roasted beets and you got yourself a sweet, tangy and crunchy salad full of healthy goodness. Almonds provide a great amount of nutrients. They help with blood pressure levels and lower calorie intake for the day by filling you up.
Goat cheese is low in calories and contains less sodium. It will be another source of protein in this salad. As for the mint, it helps with digestion. Eating mint is good for you because aids in skin health and oral health!
What do I need to make this recipe?
Beets contain vitamin C and fiber, as well as folate (vitamin B6).
Almonds have magnesium and vitamin E, which is necessary for immune system function.
Goat cheese gives your body protein and calcium.
Mint can improve brain function and can help digestive function.
Along with these ingredients, you will need:
- balsamic vinegar
- lemon juice
How to make Simple and Easy Oven-Roasted Beets
Simple and Easy Oven-Roasted Beets
- cutting board
- garlic press
- Lemon squeezer
- baking sheet
- 1 medium red beet, cooked & sliced
- 9 raw almonds
- 2 Tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 stem fresh mint
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice, squeezed from a real lemon
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Wrap 1 red beet into a sheet of foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Carefully take the beet out and unwrap it. Let it cool.
- Peel and slice roasted beet.
- Chop 9 raw almonds and add to the sliced beet.
- Add 2 Tbsp mixing of crumbled goat cheese and 1 fresh stem of chopped mint.
For the Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- Mince 1 garlic clove and stir into 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Drizzle on salad.