Photo: Nina Choi; Styling: Lisa Lee
Total Time
2 Hours
8 servings

Pair roasted beets and goat cheese  with crisp baby greens and crunchy walnuts for a salad that almost explodes with flavor and color.  You can prepare the beets up to two days in advance.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Leave root and 1-inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place beets and 1 cup water in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish; cover tightly with foil. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until tender. Cool beets slightly. Trim off roots; rub off skins. Cut beets into wedges; cool completely.

Step 3

Place greens and parsley in a large bowl; toss. Combine vinegar, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over greens mixture; toss gently. Arrange 1 cup salad on each of 8 plates; top evenly with beets. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons nuts.

Ratings & Reviews

smithker's Review

April 27, 2014
Loved this salad! It was so simple, beautiful, and delicious. The only variation was to use pear infused white balsamic in the vinaigrette. I can't wait to make this again.

htrevo's Review

January 20, 2014

smokey's Review

August 15, 2013
Simple and delicious. I used organic fresh vacuum-packed beets from Costco and bottled balsamic vinaigrette (didn't realize I was out of balsamic vinegar) so it was a snap to put together.

stimply's Review

March 05, 2013
Great combination of flavors. You don't have to make your own dressing. You could use bottled balsamic vinaigrette.

betsymrosen's Review

December 20, 2012

carolfitz's Review

November 25, 2011
Served at Thanksgiving. Simple but lovely salad, lightly dressed. Prepped to direction except used herb-garlic goat cheese.

mja489's Review

August 31, 2011
great salad - used golden beets and blue cheese.

juliebw's Review

April 24, 2011
worthy of a special occasion. Served at the Passover seder. Big hit!

BeckyS's Review

April 23, 2011
Easy and delicious!

mc1991's Review

April 08, 2011