Roasted Beet Salad With Goat Cheese And Pistachios
This roasted beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios is light and fresh, with earthy flavor and beautiful color.
This recipe is adapted form “America’s Test Kitchen The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook”. I rarely cook recipes right from a cookbook. I almost always prefer to adapt them to my taste. But since I don’t cook beets that often, I decided to just give this recipe a try. I love America’s Test Kitchen Cookbooks and buy them, whenever a new one is available. I just need some inspiration and cooking ideas.
Roasting beets is one of the easiest ways to prepare them. And I believe one of the least messy ways, too. I’m impressed with the way these roasted beets tasted, so much different from just boiled beets. It was juicy and tender.
After roasting the beets in foil in the oven for 45 minutes, you’ll have to peel them, while still warm. It is much easier, than when it cools down. It is also best to toss the warm peeled beets in the dressing, allowing them to absorb maximum flavor.
Crumbled goat cheese (you can use other cheese, if you are not a fan of goat), arugula and toasted salted pistachios are arranged on salad plates. Then top with seasoned beets.
It is a very simple salad, which combines some great flavors together.
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Roasted Beet Salad With Goat Cheese And Pistachios
- 1 pound beets — , trimmed (I used purple, but golden beets will work)
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 teaspoons sherry vinegar — (if you don't have sherry vinegar, apple cider or rice vinegar could be used. Sherry vinegar is wood aged vinegar. )
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups baby arugula
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 2 tbsp chopped salted roasted pistachios
Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C). Wrap beets individually in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet. Roast for 45-50 minutes, until knife (skewer) inserted into the center meets little resistance.
Remove beets from oven and remove foil. Let them cool, until they are cool enough to handle and rub off skins with paper towels. Cut into wedges.
Whisk oil, vinegar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper in a large bowl. Add beets and toss to coat. Let them cool completely, while in the marinade.
Add arugula to beets and toss to coat. Divide between 2 smaller salad bowls (plates).
Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with goat cheese and pistachios.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 344, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 869mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 755%, Vitamin C: 13.8%, Calcium: 108%, Iron: 2.9%
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This is my favourite way to prepare beets! It’s like you were writing this for ME! (PS I’m the same re: rarely making things straight out of cookbooks 🙂 )
So glad you like it Nagi! Yeah, I din’t know what to change in the recipe, so I left it as it is 🙂
I so love roasted beets – I think they are not only delicious, but so good for you! Mira – this salad sounds so good – thanks for sharing it!
I love your beet recipes Shashi! Thanks!!!
Love the idea of roasting beets, and just think I was whining a bit about not having any beet recipes on my blog =) Ha. But they do get messy!!! So this recipe is very inspirational to me. And the pistachio’s are awesome in here too. Pistachio addict here. So nutritious!
Love pistachios, they are so good for you 🙂 And beets are messy!!! They stain! But I kind of feel this is the easiest way to prepare them! Thanks Laura!
I LOVE beets!! And this combination with goat cheese and pistachios sounds heavenly. Pinning
I love the color of this salad, Mira! I’ve never tried roasted beets before, so this sounds delicious…especially with the goat cheese! Sounds perfect!
This salad looks delicious – I love beetroot and goat’s cheese! So good.
Mira, your photos are so stunning! Love everything here, pinning 🙂
Yes, I agree with Medha! These photos are so bright and colorful! I need to take the plunge and make this dish asap!
Thanks Heather!!! Hope you like it!
I’ve heard so many good things about that cookbook! I want to buy it really badly. And your salad looks so good!
Thanks Mir! I got the book at Costco 🙂
Mira, I just did a recipe for roasted beets too!!! love roasted beets. . and if I could eat cheese, you betcha I would pair the beets with goat cheese. freaking fabulous!
Thanks Alice! I love your recipe! I was looking at The Whole 30 book at Costco yesterday, but did not get it 🙁
A simple salad with a huge flavor punch. I love everything about this salad.
Thanks Janette! I remember you had a great beet salad recipe, too!
This salad is gorgeous, Mira! I love roasted beets, so delicious! Completely agree, ATK cookbooks are awesome 🙂 Happy Friday!
I love roasting beets – it really brings out their natural sweetness! I’m a big fan of salads, especially ones like this ( I have a weakness for goat cheese). Gorgeous photos too!
I knew you’ll like this one 🙂
Lovely looking salad bursting with so many awesome flavors! Roasted beet and goat cheese sounds like a killer combo! 🙂
This salad sounds so fresh and delicious. I’m kind of scared of beets because they seem so hard to make. Gonna have to try this recipe asap. Roasted beets sound yummy! 😉
I hope you like them! I was not a huge fan of beets, because of the earthy taste, but roasting seems to help 🙂
what a gorgeous salad Mira! I love roasting beets, it’s the best way to enjoy them! Pinned!
I love everything about this salad, Mira. It’s an absolutely perfect combination of flavors!!
Mira this salad looks like perfection! Roasting the beets sounds delicious. This is going on next weeks menu for sure 🙂
I have to admit something… I just tried beets for the first time a couple weeks ago. Yes yes… I know. But I also have eaten them about 4 times since. Haha. Was just looking for some new ways to prepare them and HELLO. Can’t wait to give this a try! Can you go wrong with adding goat cheese? Nah. Didn’t think so! 🙂
I haven’t been eating a lot of beets until recently Melissa! I hope you like the salad!
Nuts, a sharp cheese and beets – can’t think of a nicer combo to make a salad with right now, Mira! And why haven’t I ever tried roasting beets before? I tend to be lazy and buy the pre-prepared, but roasting your own is so much better.
Really lovely salad!
Thanks Helen! Yeah, I’ve bought the pre-prepared ones and they are vine, but the home roasted are a little more sweet and flavorful. It isn’t too messy to do, I promise 🙂
Roasted beets are one of my favorite things to eat ever!! This looks amazing!
What a lovely looking salad! And the roasted beets have such a nice color to them! 🙂
Thank you Christina! I love the purple, too!
Beets, goats cheese and pistachios… such a classic combination. I know this salad would have been as delicious as it looks Mira!
I love salad-as-a-meal AND I love America’s Test Kitchen! I frequently follow their recipes word for word…and they’re always pretty much perfect as is. 😛
This salad looks delightful! It’s absolutely stunning. Beetroot and goats cheese makes the best combination, and I love the addition of pistachios for an added crunch. Mmm, this is a perfect summer recipe!
Roasted beets are the BEST! Mira, this is one beautiful salad with heavenly flavors.
Roasted beets with tangy goat cheese and pistachios sounds absolutely perfect right now. Beets are so healthy too (even more of a reason to roast them and gobble up this salad)!
Arugula, beets, and pistachios all in one perfect salad. Love this Mira!
I love love love beets!! Pistachios and beets sound like such a delicious combo!!! 🙂 Pinning!!
I watch ATK whenever I get a chance! I love the science behind the food and I always learn something new. Such a delicious and classic salad combination, Mira! I often forget about Pistachios, so thank you for bringing those to my attention again! Oh and those beets! Messy but so worth the time and effort. Thank you for this!
I’m huge fan of salad! and goat cheese and beets is a WINNER combo in my book! Salad looks very delicious, Mira! PS: me too love America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks 🙂