Monday, September 24, 2012

Fruity Roasted Beet Salad


I know some of you are not a fan of beet but I just love it. I can have it in my juice or salad anytime. I will have it fresh in my juice and for the salad I will usually roast it up. Roasted beets are delightful, sweet but very earthy and aromatic. I planted some beets this year but it didn’t grow very well. I think the soil is too hard so next season I need to buy some extra soil to top it up. Anyway, I took them all out last week as I won’t have the time to water them as often as we will be travelling again soon. I just roast them with some olive oil, salt and pepper and eat it with some salad. This beet salad is full of bright colors, refreshing and sweet earthy flavors.




Ingredients:

4 medium size beets (remove leaves and with stem ends intact)
1 large orange – remove peel and cut into segments
2 cups of cut lettuce – any kind
10 strawberries – cut into halve
2 hard boiled eggs - quartered

Dressing:

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub beets, pat dry. Put on a large piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle about 1 tbsp of olive oil, and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Wrap it up in foil and bake it in the oven until tender when pierced with a knife, about 45 min (depend on the size of beets)
2. Let it cool down for 15 min or cool enough to handle, rub beets with paper towels to remove skin; discard skin. Cut the beets into half or quarters.
3. Mix all the dressing ingredients and mix the beets with half of the dressing. Set it aside for 15 minutes.
4. Arrange the lettuce, orange, strawberries, eggs in a platter. Drizzle the balance of the dressing on top and top it with the beets and serve.

7 comments:

Janet Mandarano said...

Wow! That looks incredible. I can't get enough of beets. I didn't always feel that way...but sure do know. I love the orange/strawberry egg addition.
I'm going to try this and drizzle my magic sauce over it.
Buon appetito,
Janet Mandarano
Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce

www.balsamicsauce.com

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

I love beets too and mostly juice it. This salad looks gorgeous with all the colours.

Shereen said...

The salad look so gorgeous but unfortunately you know that it will not be well received by the boys:( Fruits, hard boiled eggs and beets..it got all the ingredients that the boys despise..lol!

Phong Hong said...

The salad has such attractive colours. I meant to try beets but somehow never got to it. A friend of mine tried beet juice and told me its like drinking earth because of the earthy smell.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

WOW! This beet salad is so beautiful! I don't mind to have it everyday :)

ICook4Fun said...

Janet, thank you. Me too. Just love beets. Yes the addition of eggs gave this salad a balance meal.

Mich, do try roasting it. I am sure you are going to love it.

Shereen, I know. All the ingredients are not their favorite :)

Phong Hong, I do like them in juice too. Hope you try them out one day :)

Ann, me either :)

My Little Space said...

I've never tried bake beetroot before. Very interesting.
Kristy