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Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula & Goat Cheese

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This Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula & Goat Cheese is the most delicious, classy salad perfect to serve on special occasions!

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula & Goat Cheese

Beets are one of those foods that you may not think to include in your regular diet. I know personally for me, they remind me of the stewed beets my grandma used to serve plain without any other sort of accompaniment. Their dark blood red colour always used to turn me off as a child, and I never ended up trying beets until I was an adult, and I realized – when cooked right, and paired with the right foods, beets taste amazing!

Beets are a superfood in their own right, and have an earthy, rich taste that adds a touch of comfort and class to any salad. Beets have SO many benefits for your health, and are high in many minerals like potassium, magnesium, fiber and iron, along with vitamins A, B & C. Beets help to naturally cleanse the body, are a high source of energy and even a source of restful sleep (the magnesium is the key benefit here).

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Beets do take a long time to cook, especially in the oven as I have done in this recipe, but the great thing about this meal is that it can be made ahead of time. Planning to go to the gym after work? Pop these into the oven before you go, and they’ll be ready to slice over some greens by the time you get home!

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My balsamic vinaigrette is one of my favourite salad dressings and is a staple in my house. It uses a natural sweetener (honey) to balance out the acidic components of the balsamic, but lends gives a tart and crisp taste to the arugula and roasted beets.

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Watercress and arugula each have strong flavours as greens, but they complement each other and allow for multi-dimensional flavour. The goat cheese’s tartness is balanced out nicely by the beets, and a little parmesan cheese and walnuts help to tone down this light dish. It’s the perfect pre-dinner salad, or even made a great entree topped with a chicken breast or even seared scallops.

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This roasted beet and arugula salad is the perfect light lunch with complex, earthy flavours and creamy goat cheese.
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Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
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Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Dressing
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the tops and bottoms off of beets and drizzle with olive oil in a small baking dish, sprinkling with cracked sea salt and pepper.
  3. Once oven is preheated, place on middle oven rack and cook for an hour.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together dressing ingredients, whisking frequently to allow the flavours to mingle.
  5. Prepare arugula and watercress in a large bowl, tossing to combine without dressing.
  6. Once beets are done, remove from oven and let cool until cool enough to handle. Slice beets thinly, taking care to wear an apron or some sort of covering since beets can get messy.
  7. Toss arugula and watercress with as much dressing as needed, and top with 4 beet slices, a sprinkling of crumbled goat cheese, and top beets with walnuts and parmesan cheese.

 

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