Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Cheese

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. They’re in season right now and I’ve been selecting them every week in my CSA pick up from Brad’s Farm Market in Churchville, MD. You can prepare beets several different ways, but my favorite preparation is to roast beets in the oven for a Roasted Beet Salad with Feta.

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

 

Beets are super delicious and contain many vitamins and nutrients. According to Prevention.com, beets are known to lower your blood pressure, boost your energy, keep you regular, and even boost your brain power!

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You can eat beets as a side dish with just a little salt and olive oil, they can be mashed or pureed into a dip, (try this recipe from Epicurious.com). But my favorite way to enjoy beets is in a salad with fresh greens and some feta cheese.

How to Roast Beets in the Oven

Roasting beets in the oven is very easy. Roasting brings out the earthy flavor of the beets and the olive oil and garlic amplifies the taste.

How to Roast Beets in the Oven

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the beets (usually 3-4 come banded together) and cut off the beet greens. (Don’t throw them away, though! Beet greens are delicious steamed and served as a side with a little olive oil and salt.)

Place the beets in a large piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, salt and a chopped clove of garlic. Close up the sides to make a foil packet. Place in the oven on the rack or a sheet pan. Roast for 40-45 minutes. Carefully peel back the foil to test. Once the beets are fork tender they are ready. Set aside to cool.

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

Using a fresh piece of foil, rub each beet to loosen the skin. It should fall right off. The foil will protect your hands from staining!

Chop beets into bite size pieces.

 

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

1 Cup Roasted Beets

3 cups Mixed Salad Greens

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Drizzle of Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

 

Arrange fresh salad greens in a large bowl. Top with chopped beets and crumbled feta. Drizzle with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing. Serve with chicken, seafood and beef main dishes for a tasty and healthy side dish.

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Roasted Beet Salad with Feta
Roasted Beet Salad with Feta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta is delicious as a standalone dish or paired with chicken, beef, or seafood dishes. Roasting the beets is in the oven is easy to prepare and brings out their flavor.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 3-4 Fresh Beets greens removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the beets (usually 3-4 come banded together) and cut off the beet greens. (Don’t throw them away, though! Beet greens are delicious steamed and served as a side with a little olive oil and salt.)

  2. Place the beets in a large piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and a chopped clove of garlic. Close up the sides to make a foil packet. Place in the oven on the rack or a sheet pan. Roast for 40-45 minutes. Carefully peel back the foil to test. Once the beets are fork tender they are ready. Set aside to cool.

  3. Arrange fresh salad greens in a large bowl. Top with chopped beets and crumbled feta. Drizzle with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing. 

  4. Serve with chicken, seafood and beef main dishes for a tasty and healthy side dish.



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