Beet Green Salad
Beet Green Salad is packed with sweet roasted beets, creamy goat cheese, oranges and pepitas, and it’s tossed in a flavorful white balsamic dressing! It’s nutritious, delicious and great for meal prep!
I’m into colorful food…there’s no way around it. I’m that person that will spend an extra dollar or more just to purchase red and yellow bell peppers to make a dish more colorful. The phrase “eat a rainbow” pretty much sums it up for me.
That’s why I bought (3) bunches of beets for this Beet Green Salad when only one bunch would’ve been just fine. 🙂
If purple beets weren’t so pretty, I’d steer clear of them completely. If you work with them at all you know what I mean — they leave a trail of purple stains everywhere they touch.
They may be messy, but they’re worth it in the end.
Maybe you’re not too fond of beets? I actually find that most people that aren’t generally haven’t tried any other color but purple.
The other varieties are more mild to me, and I have to admit that golden beets are my all time favorite, but I don’t discriminate as you can tell by this salad. 🙂
This beet green salad recipe utilizes the beets and the greens. Beet greens are a bit bitter, but that’s what makes this salad perfect. Slightly bitter beet greens with sweet roasted beets, juicy oranges, and savory goat cheese is one delicious combination.
It’s all tossed in a white balsamic dressing and it’s topped with crunchy pepitas for a salad that’s anything but run of the mill.
If you’re not into beet greens you can certainly substitute it with spinach, spring greens, or your favorite lettuce — it’s all good! And if you do use beet greens, they need to go through a good cleaning before you toss them in your salad as they’re pretty gritty.
I like making oven roasted beets ahead of time and storing them in the fridge until I’m ready to use them so that salad making is a breeze. 🙂
This beet green salad is a beet lover’s paradise. It’s sweet, savory, and completely delicious. And all that color is guaranteed to brighten your day!
More beet recipes you’ll love!
- Arugula beet salad
- Beet apple salad
- Roasted beet salad
- Marinated roasted beets by Nom Nom Paleo
- Shrimp louie salad
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Roasted Beet Salad
For the salad:
- 1 bunch 1 bunch beets about 3 medium beets)
- 2 ounces goat cheese crumbled
- 1/2 medium orange peel removed, sliced width-wise, and cut into triangles
- 1/4 cup pepitas
For the dressing:
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the beets:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the beet greens from the beets and set aside. Scrub the beets and wrap well in aluminum foil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for one hour or until the tip of a knife is inserted easily into the beets. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
- When the beets are cool enough to handle, rub each one with a paper towel to remove the skins and slice on a cutting board.
Prepare the salad:
- Wash the beet greens thoroughly to remove all of the grit. Blot dry with a towel and tear into pieces in a large bowl. Add the sliced beets (you will more than likely only need 1), the goat cheese, and orange.
Prepare the dressing:
- Place the vinegar, orange juice, honey, dijon, salt and pepper, to taste in a small bowl. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil.
- Add enough dressing to coat the salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with pepitas, serve, and enjoy!
- Reserve the remaining beets for future salads!
- If you like mutli-colored beets, you can buy one bunch with beet greens, buy a couple of bunches and scale this recipe to feed a crowd. I also find beets at my grocery store sold individually with no greens attached to make buying more colors even easier.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
39 Comments on “Beet Green Salad”
I love eating colorful foods, too! And I’m the same way, I will definitely pay extra just to get those colorful peppers. I’ve never actually tried the other varieties of beets, so I will have to do that. Love this gorgeous combination, Marcie! So perfect for this time of year!
The colorful peppers and tomatoes are worth the extra money completely! 🙂 Thanks, Gayle, and I hope you get try those other varieties of beets!
I am loving the way this looks! And I completely agree with you, colour add something to the dish. I have to admit I’ve never tried a beet other than the usual red ones, I don’t even know if they sell them in our supermarket!
Thank you, Vivian! I find golden beets easily — most stores around here in CA carry them, and they’re my favorite! 🙂
This salad is so colorful, I love it!! It would be the perfect lunch on a warm spring day!
Thanks so much, Jen, and this would be the perfect lunch!
Well we must be cut from the same cloth, because I LOVE pretty food! And I am most definitely guilty of spending extra money at the store just to purchase food that is slightly more pretty. I mean we DO eat with our eyes first, so totally worth it. Right? 😉 LOVE this salad, Marcie! Gorgeous and packed with so much delicious flavor! And that dressing sounds fabulous – a little tart, citrus-y and sweet. GIMME! Cheers, dear!
Your food is always pretty, Cheyanne! 🙂 Thanks so much, and have a great weekend!
Colorful food is the best, and this salad is just so gorgeous!! I can’t get over it. Perfect combo of flavors, and I can’t stop looking at it!
You’re so sweet — thank you for the nice comment, Rachel! 🙂
Can you believe I rarely eat beets? & I love colorful food, too! Can’t wait to try this 🙂
Thanks, Megan! I hope you enjoy it!
I’m also a huge fan of colorful foods, including beets, so this salad is right up my alley! I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never tried doing anything with the greens though. The way you describe the bitterness with the sweetness of the beets and orange sounds so good. I’m definitely going to give it a go!
I saw an episode of Chopped on Food Network years ago where the chef used beet greens and the light went on! I love them raw or cooked, and being the kale fan that you are, I think you’ll love them too! Thanks, Sarah, and have a great weekend! 🙂
I love colorful food too and those beets look just gorgeous!
Thank you, Christin! 🙂
Gorgeous colors and presentation! This salad looks beautiful and healthy of course! Pinning!
Thank you so much, Mira!
haha oh gosh I’m the same way!! I want to eat all the colors of the rainbow!! And I certainly love beets! Both the red and orange ones! Sometimes I find it oddly fun how they dye my hands lol. This salad sounds fantastic!
The mess I make with those purple ones…ugh! Thanks, Ashley, and have a great weekend! 🙂
Love the combination of flavors. Looks so beautiful and delicious
Thank you, Kushi!
Marcie, this is gorgeous! I recently had a really similar salad with roasted beets, goat cheese, oranges, and asparagus tips and it was named “And the Beet Goes On” on the menu (I can’t resist beets… or a pun!). Can’t wait to recreate that roasted beet deliciousness with this recipe!
I love the name of that salad, Medha — beet puns are hysterical! Asparagus sounds delicious with beets too — thanks for the idea!
I’m all about colorful food too! I LOVE golden beets!!!! and this salad!
Thanks, Alice! 🙂
What a beautiful salad!! I never cook with beets, but that needs to change! 🙂
Thank you, Annie! 🙂
This dish is such a beauty with good health. Love all your gorgeous, vibrant and inviting pictures, Marcie. Love the combination of veggies.
Thank you for the sweet comment, Anu!
This is absolutely stunning!
Thank you, Jocelyn!
Colorful food just tastes so much better! I love this salad, Marcie. It has all my favorite things! And I love all beets, but golden beets are probably my favorite out of the bunch!
It does taste better, doesn’t it? Thanks so much, Liz, and have a wonderful weekend!
Can’t go wrong with beets and goat cheese. This salad looks perfect!!
Thank you, Jennifer!
Yes — the more colors the better! Thanks, Dannii, and I need to try this on pizza. 🙂
Yay for colorful food, they are the BEST!! I love that you got 3 bunches of beets and added the greens in this salad! This is definitely my perfect meal! It looks so fresh and delicious, Marcie!
Thanks so much, Kelly! The more color the better. 🙂