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This roasted beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios is light and fresh, with earthy flavor and beautiful color.

Roasted Beets And Arugula Salad

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.

Roasted Purple Beets Arugula Goat Cheese And Pistachio Salad

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.

Beets, Arugula, Goat Cheese And Pistachio Salad

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.

If you are a fan of beets, this Strawberry, Beet and Carrot Juice from Perchance to cook, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is definitely worth making.

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5 from 9 votes

Roasted Beet Salad With Goat Cheese And Pistachios

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
This roasted beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios is light and fresh, with earthy flavor and beautiful color.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 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.


Calories: 344kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 869mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 755IU, Vitamin C: 13.8mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 2.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Salad
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  1. Roasted beets are one of my favorite things to eat ever!! This looks amazing!

  2. What a lovely looking salad! And the roasted beets have such a nice color to them! 🙂

  3. Beets, goats cheese and pistachios… such a classic combination. I know this salad would have been as delicious as it looks Mira!

  4. 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. 😛

  5. 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!

  6. Roasted beets are the BEST! Mira, this is one beautiful salad with heavenly flavors.

  7. 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)!

  8. I love love love beets!! Pistachios and beets sound like such a delicious combo!!! 🙂 Pinning!!

  9. 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!