Beetroot Salad

A close up of sliced beets, arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped walnuts.

Beets are an underutilized vegetable. This is a great winter salad that showcases this ingredient in a rich combination of tasty salad ingredients.

Feel free to cook the beets any way you wish, roasted, baked, or even boiled. Note that additional flavors can be added to some cooking methods such as garlic or fresh herbs.

The salad can be eaten as a side dish or topped with slices of your favorite grilled meats to make it more of a complete meal. However it is served, it will bring some color to your meal.

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Close up of sliced red beets on a bed of arugula sprinkled with goat cheese and walnuts.
This light salad makes a great appetizer or first course. Or add sliced chicken for a complete meal.
A large shallow white bowl holds a salad of arugula, sliced beets, goat cheese, and walnuts.
You can use red or yellow beets in this salad, cooked in any style that you prefer.
A close up of sliced beets, arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped walnuts.
Beets, which are naturally earthy and sweet, pair well with spicy arugula.

Beetroot Salad Recipe

A close up of sliced beets, arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped walnuts.
This is a great winter salad that showcases beetroot in a rich combination of flavorful elements. The beets can be cooked in a campfire before being added.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseSide Dish
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  • 3 beetroot (beets)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 4 servings baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


  • Prepare the beetroot as desired, this can be roasted, baked, or wrapped in foil and cooked in the coals.
  • Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Dice or slice to your preference the beetroot, then add to the dressing.
  • In the serving dish, create a bed of lettuce. Top with the beetroot and dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts and goat's cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 406IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg

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