This roasted Beet Salad recipe is bursting with flavor from fresh beets paired with whipped goat cheese and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a simple and impressive salad any guest will love!

Want more salad recipes? Try Bulgur Salad, Orzo Salad, or Pear and Pomegranate Salad!

A roasted Beet Salad on a bed of mixed greens with beets, walnuts, and whipped goat cheese.

Why I love this recipe:

  • Simple Elegance – The Whipped Goat Cheese really makes this simple beat salad something special, and it only takes a minute to do.
  • Easy – Only a few ingredients but each one is the star of the show and worth every minute of prep. It’s an impressive salad even a beginner cook can make!
  • Delicious – From the delicious beets to the whipped goat cheese and homemade balsamic vinaigrette, this beet salad with arugula is bursting with flavor and is absolutely incredible!

How to make Beet Salad:

Cook Beets: Place raw beets on individual squares of aluminum then drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake for about 50-60min, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Once cool enough to handle, remove the foil and peel the skins off the beets. Once cooled, cut into slices or cubes for the salad.

Whipped Goat Cheese: Add goat cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic, and a crack of salt and pepper to a food processor then whip until smooth and fluffy. Add a little more Greek yogurt, or a splash of milk if it’s too thick.

Homemade whipped goat cheese in a food processor.

Balsamic Vinaigrette: Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until well combined.

Assemble: Add a bed of greens to serving bowl then top with beets and nuts. Add small dollops of whipped goat cheese over the top then garnish with chives and drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and serve the best beet salad!

A close up image of an easy beet salad with roasted beets, walnuts, and whipped goat cheese.

Make Ahead Instructions:

To Make Ahead: The beets can be cooked and prepped and the dressing can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store separately in the fridge in airtight containers.

Recipe Variations:

  • Fruit: Add fresh peeled orange slices or peaches.
  • Nuts: Use your favorite kind, or what’s on hand.
  • Greens: You can use all mixed greens or arugula, or a combination of both.

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A roasted Beet Salad on a bed of mixed greens with beets, walnuts, and whipped goat cheese.
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 20 minutes
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Ingredients
 
 

Salad:

  • 4-5 large beets raw or pre-cooked* (I like to use a variety, like red and golden, to add color)
  • 7-8 cups mixed greens lettuce or arugula (or both)
  • 1 1/2 cups candied walnuts or pecans
  • ¼ cup chives , fresh, chopped

Whipped Goat Cheese:

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar , or more, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup , to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt , or more, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook Beets: Place raw beets on individual squares of aluminum foil. Drizzle them with olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Once cool enough to handle, remove the foil and peel the skins off the beets. Once cooled, cut into slices or cubes for the salad.
  • Whipped Goat Cheese: Add goat cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic, and a crack of salt and pepper to a food processor. Whip until smooth and fluffy. Add a little more Greek yogurt, or a splash of milk if it’s too thick.
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette: Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until well combined.
  • Assemble: Add a bed of greens to serving bowl. Top with beets and nuts. Add small dollops of whipped goat cheese over the top and garnish with chives. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad.

Notes

For Cooked Beets: I often use Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets (from Costco or grocery store).
Variations:
  • Fruit: Add fresh peeled orange slices or peaches.
  • Nuts: Use your favorite kind, what’s on hand, or omit for nut allergy
Make Ahead Instructions: So many elements of this salad can be made in advance, including cooking the beets, the whipped goat cheese and the vinaigrette. Store seperatly in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 11gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 513mgPotassium: 760mgFiber: 8gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 5156IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    So so Delicious! I also made candied walnuts (stovetop version) from the site, it turned out amazing. Thank you so much for this simple and yet scrumptious recipe, I know I will make it very soon again!