This healthy Roasted Beet Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette is the perfect thing to enjoy year round or as a colorful side for the holidays. Packed with goat cheese and candied walnuts, the ingredients combine to make the most perfect salad combination EVER! | www.bowlofdelicious.com
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Roasted Beet Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This healthy Roasted Beet Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette is the perfect thing to enjoy year round or as a colorful side for the holidays. Packed with goat cheese and candied walnuts, the ingredients combine to make the most perfect salad combination EVER!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 11 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

Ingredients

For the Grapefruit Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice about one whole medium grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

For the salad:

  • 2 cups packed baby greens
  • 1 cup cooked beets cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3 beets)
  • 2 oz. goat cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup candied walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Instructions

  • To make the dressing, place all ingredients in a mason jar and shake (or a small bowl and whisk).
  • To make the salad, place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing (reserve some if you like your salads lightly dressed). Alternatively, divvy up the salad ingredients into individual portions and dress each plate individually.
  • Makes 2 large salads or 4 small salads. Dressing will stay good in the fridge for two weeks.

Notes

Can't have grapefruit juice, or don't have any fresh ones on hand? Feel free to substitute orange juice for it.
To roast the beets, place them unpeeled and drizzled with just a bit of olive oil- wrapped in aluminum foil. Roast on a baking sheet in the oven for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees (or, place the foil wrapped beets in your slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours). Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool, and the peels can be rubbed off with your hands.
Don't want to roast the beets? Feel free to use canned/jarred beets instead.