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Roasted Beet Feta Salad

Roasted Beet Feta Salad

with Balsamic Vinegar

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  • Salad
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Bursting with flavors this Beet and Feta Salad has sweet tones from the honey balsamic dressing.

  • 75 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

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This Roasted Beet Feta Salad is made with fresh Beets and can be served just about anytime of the year. Just keep in mind it is best served warm. 

Beet and Feta Salad

This beet salad has always been a crowd pleasure in our home.

And I’m more than certain it will be in yours too!

ARE ROASTING BEETS GOOD FOR YOU

Raw is best, however if your roasting them in tinfoil you are still preserving the nutrients. Vs boiling them away!

Plus roasting beets brings out their flavor! When choosing beets to roast, look for the small to medium ones as they will roast quicker. 

CAN ROASTED BEETS BE FROZEN

Defiantly, and they taste just as good once thawed. 

ROASTED BEET FETA SALAD

Contains just a few fresh simple ingredients of freshly roasted beets, feta cheese, fresh spinach and chopped walnuts.

Then is served with a lovely balsamic dressing that your sure to love.

beet feta salad

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEETS

They are super nutritious for you because they are very low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

MAKING A BEET SALAD GREAT FOR DIABETICS 

Beets also contain a very good source of nutrients such as dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B and cooper, iron and magnesium, potassium and manganese and vitamin C. 

If that is not a reason to eat more beets, than I don’t know what is!

The best time of year to find fresh beets is end summer!

So if you have a local farmers market, be sure to check them out for some fresh beets.

Beet and Feta Salad with walnuts

CAN I USED FROZEN BEETS FOR BEET SALAD

Yes, You will want to start with raw beets and place them in the oven on a baking sheet or in tinfoil. Baking them till fork tender, which ruffly takes 40 mins at 400f.

Then let them cool down before, slicing and freezing in appropriate freezer bags. 

Then once your ready to use them. Make sure to allow them to fully defrost on the counter or in the fridge for 24 hours.

Reheating them though can make them soggy!

So it is best you serve them with a hot dressing.

BEET SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE AND WALNUTS 

Is sure something special and can be served just about anytime of the year!

Beets are always in season at your local supermarket.

WHAT DRESSING FOR BEET SALAD

BALSAMIC DRESSING

  1. Pour your Balsamic Vinegar into a bowl the add the warmed honey, it’s best to warm it in the microwave. Preferably use natural honey (most European markets sell the real stuff)
  2. Mix well and add a pinch of salt and pepper along with your peeled roasted garlic and blend it before putting into the dressing. Then pour over your finished salad.

Once you start to learn to prepare and cook fresh beets.

You may find yourself loving everything about them.

The stems and leafs are even edible so nothing has to go to waist here!

And the nice thing about fresh beets is the cooking process, it’s super simple.

So follow along below… 

Let me show you how you too can cook and prepare beets at home in a jiffy!

Now you may think beets are messy and I’m not going to lie to you, they can be.

However, I will teach you how to prepare them so they are not! 

Your going to have to trust me on this 🙂

IS BEET SALAD HEALTHY

Yes very, beets contain lots of nutrients such as fiber folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

HOW TO ROAST BEETS

how to roast beets

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Then wrap the beets with the skin on in aluminum foil and place on the medium shelve in oven.
  • Do the same for the garlic, roast it in it’s skin.
  • Then bake for 40-45 minutes till fork tender.

HOW TO PREPARE BEET SALAD

  • Once they have baked remove the foil with an oven mitt (be careful there hot) and let it cool slightly enough so you can peel off the skin.
  • Peel off the beets in a clean sink, this way there will be little mess.
  • Tossing the skins once it is all done! 
  • Slice into 1/4-inch thick slices, and chop in quarters.
  • Top with toasted walnuts, feta cheese and your pre – made dressing.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

beet feta salad

HOW TO TOAST WALNUTS

how to toast walnuts

Toast the walnuts in a pan with a little olive oil till browned and fragrant for a couple mins. 

Are you ready for a BURST OF FLAVORS!

Also, make sure that you don’t throw out the beet greens!! They are packed full of nutrients too that can strengthen your immune system.

Supports the brain and more. I tend to use them in stir frys or as a side dish, like I would spinach or kale. 

Come to think of it, I need to create a beet green recipes very soon 🙂

ROOT VEGETABLES pair well with BEETS. And so does a lot of meat dishes.

So if you want to serve this alongside a holiday meal and some of those types of sides.

You will be sure to leave a lasting impression!

Below you will find some recipes, that I think would go well right alongside this salad.

IS BEET SALAD KETO

Yes beets, walnuts and everything in this salad is keto

BEET SALAD FOR THANKSGIVING

This salad is defiantly a THANKSGIVING recipes and so are these 25 Recipes for Thanksgiving!

BEET SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE

Yes omit the feta for goat cheese and it is just as tasty!

OTHER ROOT VEGETABLE RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE

Instant Pot Bourbon Glazed Carrots

MAIN COURSE RECIPES that go well with this salad

Easy Maple Soy Glazed Salmon

LOOKING FOR MORE AMAZING RECIPES THAT CALL FOR BEETS? 

Beet Soup

Creamy Beet Soup

 Air Fryer Beets

air fryer beets

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Beet and Feta Salad

Beet and Feta Salad with BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Yield: 3
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Bursting with flavors this Beet and Feta Salad has sweet tones from the honey balsamic dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 large Beetroot
  • 3 cups Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • DRESSING
  • 3 tbsp Warm Honey
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

BALSAMIC DRESSING

  1. Pour your Balsamic Vinegar into a bowl the add the warmed honey, it's best to warm it in the microwave. Preferably use natural honey (most European markets sell the real stuff)
  2. Mix well and add a pinch of salt and pepper along with your peeled roasted garlic and blend it before putting into the dressing. Then pour over your finished salad.

TO MAKE THE BEET SALAD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then wrap the beets with the skin on in aluminum foil and place on the medium shelve in oven.
  2. Do the same for the garlic, roast it in it's skin. Wrapped in tinfoil.
  3. Then bake for 45 minutes. Once the beets and garlic has baked remove the foil from everything with an oven mitt (be careful it's all hot) let it cool slightly enough so you can peel off the skin.
  4. Peel off the roasted beets and garlic in a clean sink, this way there will be little mess.
  5. Tossing the skins once it is all done! 
  6. Slice the roasted beets into 1/4-inch thick slices, and chop in quarters.
  7. Place the warm beets into a large bowl
  8. Top with toasted walnuts, feta cheese and your dressing.
  9. Toss all together and serve warm
  10. Enjoy!

HOW TO TOAST WALNUTS

  1. Toast the walnuts in a pan with a little olive oil till browned and fragrant for a couple mins. 
  2. Chop them before adding to the salad.

Notes

You can substitute the honey for maple syrup

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 417mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 6gSugar: 29gProtein: 13g

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UPDATED: This post was originally published on May 4, 2018, but was published on June 29 , 2021

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