Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad

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Roasted beets are one of our newest FAVORITE things. They are sweet and soft, and so delicious! We’ve been making a lot of roasted beet salads, which are super fresh and packed with nutrition. We’ve even topped burrito bowls and tacos with them. This roasted beet salad recipe was developed from various recipes we’ve been trying lately, so we knew exactly what was going to work and what wasn’t. It came out perfectly, it felt as if we were at a restaurant eating these amazing salads. We hope you feel that way too!

roasted beet salad with chicken almonds and goat cheese

The first thing you have to do is roast the beets, and it does take some time. However, this can be done up to three days ahead if you cook them, prep them and refrigerate. Wash your beets and then trim all but an inch of the stalks. Wrap them in tin foil and put them in the oven at 400 degrees F for about an hour until they are soft. Take them out, let them cool and cut into thin slices about a quarter of an inch thick. Then cut them into small strips. You can toast your almonds while the beets cook and they can be made ahead as well. You could use raw sliced almonds as well, but toasting adds a lot of extra flavor. Crumble goat cheese, mix up a simple vinaigrette, and cook some chicken (you can do all this while your beets are roasting or cooling). Then put all the ingredients together to create an incredible salad, perfect for lunch or dinner.

ingredients for roasted beet salad beets almonds chicken goat cheese and spring mix


Nutrition

Beets have long been recognized for their health benefits. They are an excellent source of folate and also a good source of manganese, potassium, copper, dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6. The fiber found in beets has special properties including preventing colon cancer. They also contain high concentrations of pigments that give them their bright purple color and have many health benefits. These pigments are called betalains and they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Beets contain a unique mix of antioxidants and may help prevent or even treat multiple forms of cancer. They provide a good range of nutrients that promote optimal health. People who live in communities that traditionally have a lot of beets in their diet are known to have long life spans.

ingredients for roasted beet salad

We completely gobbled up this salad really fast. The creaminess of the goat cheese pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the beets.  The almonds add just a little extra crunch and texture. The simple but delicious chicken rounds it out with just the right amount of spice.  And the homemade balsamic salad dressing pulls it all together. This roasted beet salad recipe is surely one we’ll come back to time and time again. We’re sure you’ll love it, and hopefully it will become a popular recipe in your home as well!

For more yummy salad recipes, check out our post about 8 Delicious Salad Ideas.



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Roasted Beet Salad
Salad with roasted beets, chicken, goat cheese, and toasted almonds. Served with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Recipe Image for Roasted Beet Salad, with chicken, goat cheese, and toasted almonds by Chefing Around
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chicken
Recipe Image for Roasted Beet Salad, with chicken, goat cheese, and toasted almonds by Chefing Around
Instructions
Roasting the Beets
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash beets and cut off all but an inch of the stalks. Wrap in foil and roast for about an hour, or until starting to get soft.
  2. Let them cool and then trim and peel. Cut them into thin slices about a 1/4 inch thick, and then into small strips. Or, if you prefer, you can cut them into small cubes.
Chicken Thighs
  1. Mix together salt, pepper, and paprika and rub evenly over the chicken thighs.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat . Add seasoned chicken thighs and cook for about 5 minutes per side or until done.
  3. Let them rest for 5 to 10 minutes and then chop into bite sized pieces or strips.
Toasting Almonds
  1. Spread sliced almonds evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees F until golden brown. Be careful because they burn quickly.
Balsamic Vinaigrette
  1. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper to a jar with a lid and shake until well mixed.
Assembling the Salad
  1. Add spring mix to a large salad bowl along with most of the beets and almonds, reserve a little bit of each for topping. Add the balsamic dressing and toss.
  2. Divide the salad between two plates and top each with the reserved beets and almonds, crumbled goat cheese and chicken.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I never thought about roasting the beets. What a great idea! I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friday! The salad looks delicious!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    We grow beets in our garden and just love Roasted Beets. This is a great salad that we will really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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