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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 201.3
  • Total Fat: 14.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.7 mg
  • Sodium: 311.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 5.0 g

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Roasted Beet Salad

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Roasted Beet Salad

Introduction

Think you dislike beets? Not after trying this recipe! Roasting brings out the beets' natural sweetness, and the feta offers a salty contrast.
Think you dislike beets? Not after trying this recipe! Roasting brings out the beets' natural sweetness, and the feta offers a salty contrast.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    6 red or yellow beets (1/2 pound), stems and greens removed, scrubbed
    3 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil
    1 1/2 tablespoons tarragon or sherry vinegar
    1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
    pinch fresh cracked black pepper
    4 cup mixed salad greens
    1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Tips

Buy your beets with the greens still attached--it's great way to check for freshness and the greens can be used for another recipe.

If you want to make this salad quickly, use precooked beets, available in the refrigerated section of the produce section.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the beets in a shallow covered baking dish. Add enough water to come 1/2 inch up the dish.

Cover and roast for an hour or until beets are easily pierced by a paring knife.

While the beets are cooking, prepare the vinaigrette. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar and chopped herbs in a mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil.

Remove the beets from the oven. When cool enough to handle, rub off the skins or peel with a small paring knife.

Chop the cooked beets into 1/2 inch cubes, then toss with the dressing.

Divide the greens onto four plates. Top each serving with 1 cup marinated beets. Sprinkle on the feta cheese and serve immediately.

Serving size: 1 cup greens, 2 tablespoons feta, and 1 cup of beet salad






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  • Incredible!
    57 of 57 people found this review helpful
    Extremely tasty - but I did omit the mint and I substituted balsamic vinegar for the tarragon/sherry vinegar (basically because I always have balsamic vinegar in my pantry). Fresh roasted beets are a treat all by themselves, and this recipe did a fine job of highlighting their fantastic flavor. - 10/26/09

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  • Very Good
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I used Montechevre goat cheese instead of feta - less calories and way less sodium - 3/12/10

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  • Very Good
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Love beets! Great idea to roast instead of boil--brings out the great flavor better. Also, I like to refrigerate the beets after pouring on the dressing but before adding them to the salad greens. I just like beets cold on a salad. - 4/13/10

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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I'll definitely try but as an aside - I've roasted beets for ions...truly roast,slice with skins on, spray pan with pam, rinse beets, put in pan, sometimes put olive oil (a tad) over, bake in preheated oven @ 450 for 20-25 minutes. eat (like thick potato chips but far healthier) - 8/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I love beets, and beet greens, too! If you like spinach, you'll love beet greens. So cool to eat every part of a plant. I cook the beets separately, start the stems a few minutes before adding the leaves...better than spinach! - 6/21/10

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  • 13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    My vote is to saute the beet greens with some garlic and onion. This turns them into the tastiest side dish. With the moisture of the greens, you don't need much fat or oil for sauteeing. Beets are amazing! - 8/24/10

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I love beets any way but this was delicious. I couldn't find yellow beets so I just used red. - 12/8/09

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    In the past I have made a similar salad that had goat cheese in place of Feta and was topped with toasted walnuts with a dressing containing walnut oil - delish. I will have to try this variation also it sounds good and we always have feta on hand. - 5/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Roasted beets - YUM! Greens are delicious steamed with a bit of cabernet vinegar. - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love beets. As a child we would get them from the garden, wash them off with the hose, and eat them like an apple. They are delicious, so this recipe was a MUST try. It was great. Thanks. - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    ohhh, this was so good! - 12/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!!!! My husband and I really enjoyed this salad. We both did add a little more olive/vinegar to the salad, but otherwise EXCELLENT! - 9/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely fantastic - great blend of flavors. I will be making this all the time!! - 2/4/10

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  • 6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wow that was really nice! we grow beets every year and I usually pickle them but that was a lovely dish!! - 12/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've never really liked beets but a few years ago in Atlantic City we went to a restaurant that had a similar recipe on their appetizers - YUM!! The only difference was their's has a lemon poppyseed vinaigrette and also topped with pistachios... it is very awesome and highly recommend!! - 8/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! We loved this salad. We had a abundance of beets from the garden and this was a fresh and different way to enjoy them. My hubby even loved it. I did leave out the mint, not a fan, and used balsamic vinegar and it was delicious! - 8/19/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Try with a little garlic & shallots mixed in. - 6/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous! I made this for a potluck cookout and it was a hit. Mixed in some walnuts, too. Yum! - 5/23/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used balsamic vinegar as I don't like tarragon/sherry vinegar. I also did not use the mint because the family does not like it. But other than that it was really good - a hit with the guys and I got three thumbs up. - 5/4/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was the first time I ever used fresh beets!! It was a nice change. - 4/20/10

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Usually boil the beets, never thought of baking them...great idea....love beets..... - 2/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Oh yes! I love roasted beetroot but this was extra good. - 12/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had a similar dish in a VERY fancy restaurant. This was just as delicious...thanks! - 5/24/10

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    thank you for the recipe. - 4/13/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Simple and easy. Tasty too! - 2/25/10

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wow! not many beet recipes out there! And they are sweet! Thanks for sharing this. - 10/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good starting point! I've been making a salad like this for a while - it's one of my staples!! I like soft goat cheese (like Montchevre) instead of feta and apple cider vinegar in the dressing. I also prefer to leave out the herbs and add a few toasted walnuts for crunch. - 2/22/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy....
    I like beets with some vinager and a little pepper and cut up onions. yummy too. - 7/23/10

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    One thing about Chef Meg's recipes--I wish she would indicate whether T is TSP or TSB, because there is quite a difference in them. - 7/23/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    wow another tasty way to eat beets!!! - 6/21/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love beets! I also par cook them and slice on the thicker side and bbq them! they get a lovely roasted flavour. - 5/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really great! And I thought I didn't like beets. (Guess it was all those canned ones in my youth) My husband is anxious to try it as he loves beets, he's just not fond of vinegar or feta cheese. Although I bought Public Goat cheese, seemed to have lowest sodium. - 5/6/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and very good. - 4/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good! - 4/20/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't eat beets but the husband just loved it :) I added more vinegar and it did smell great! He didn't need the greens he could eat it just out of the bowl! - 4/17/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love beets - 4/13/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding salad!! - 2/25/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    yum - 12/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 12/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I subbed goat cheese (chevre) for feta, because that's what I had on hand. I added some chopped pecans on top for crunch (and for protein). - 8/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I followed the recipe and it was great!

    (Just ok without the salad and cheese though so don't be disappointed if you take a taste of just the beets.) - 7/26/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love beets! - 6/21/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this recipe. - 4/16/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is exactly what I needed! Been wanting to try fresh beets, BF doesn't like 'em, but I think beets are great! - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had this yesterday evening. My husband adored it. With so many variations possible we'll be having this time and again. - 4/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Why does one need a recipe from a great chef for a simple salad beats me! Variety of salads is what we eat for lunch daily in summer...this is one of them give or take an ingredient. Love beets...Enjoy! - 4/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Having just gotten beets in my CSA box this week. I have been looking for recipes and I think I have found a keeper. I love beets in my salads. Thanks Chef Meg! - 4/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I love beets. Thanks for the recipe!! - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have never known how to do beets to do them justice! thanks! - 3/15/10

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    good salad - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Ohhhhhh Chef Meg . . . . - 10/9/09

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  • try with balsamic vinegar and Montechevre goat cheese - 12/17/13

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  • just as Emily responded I am surprised that anyone can profit $8866 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this site link www.Bar40.ℂom - 7/16/13

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  • The photo above does not match the recipe: there are no pomegranate seeds nor orange beets or oranges! Despite that, this was a good salad. I added a small can of Mandarin oranges, omitted the mint, added fresh parsley. BF and I split the entire recipe between the two of us, chicken on the side. - 7/16/13

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  • This was very easy for a beginner and was a great salad! I had never roasted beets before but have always liked them in restaurants. I have 2 and half beets (out of three) left over and this salad will be super quick and easy the remainder of the week. - 7/16/13

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  • Excellent salad. - 7/16/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love beets and I know that they are loaded with "goodness"! Will try this receipe! - 7/16/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Interesting that the photo has orange segments in the serving. also appears there might be pomegranate seeds.
    but neither is included in the recipe. - 7/16/13

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  • I love to roast beets whole and in the skins. I loved this recipe, too, but would have given it that fifth star had the vinegar been balsamic :) - 6/30/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this tonight, but I wonder if anyone made this so it came out looking like the picture? The directions call for dicing the beets and mixing them with the dressing--the picture shows them sliced. - 5/30/13

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  • I agree that roasted beets are good by themselves -- why hide them among the onions & other strong flavors. I sprinkle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar & brown mustard, but I will add the feta next time. 8-) - 5/23/13

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  • I followed the recipe exactly. I've only had canned beets before and loooong ago. I liked this but was overwhelmed by how many were in the salad. I probably won't make this again, but will try some other beet recipies. - 4/28/13

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  • I love this recipe and the colours. I have to confess though I have always loved beets so it wouldn't take much for me to rave about this recipe. - 4/20/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love beets! - 4/5/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I see onions in the photo that are not in the recipe! - 9/26/12

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  • Delicious! I made the recipe as written (mint and all) and my husband and I both really like it. We refrigerated the salad before serving over mixed greens with mushrooms and some red onion. Very filling, too! - 9/20/12

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  • Nice way to change out the use of beets and it is so pretty. Since we had no Feta cheese on hand, I did add a little salt. - 8/18/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My son loves borscht. I should try this because he'll probably love it, too. - 8/7/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this! - 8/7/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Beets are so incredible healthy and you can always get them organically grown in my country, Denmark.
    Besides I love their taste ;-) - 8/7/12

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  • We have made this twice in the past couple of weeks and have really enjoyed this recipe. - 8/6/12

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  • Loved this flavorful salad! I substituted balsamic vinegar. - 8/5/12

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  • I love everything in this recipe, except I can't eat raw onions--no gallbladder. Thaks for the wonderful combination. I think I'd also like to try it with balsamic vinegar as Sushah has suggested.
    Renie - 8/5/12

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  • Iwas not fond of beets ,until recent I had a salad with some beet in it. the salad my friend make was tasty w/beets in it. So, though I make this roasted beet salad & put in tomatoes . I've so many tomatoes, I 've got to use. I 'll use some can beet instead of fresh. - 7/28/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar salad with goat cheese instead of feta, and melt the goat cheese over the beets so it's slightly warm. I skip the oil and just using a balsamic vinegar spray...I hardly miss the oil at all! - 7/27/12

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  • This was very tasty, but I did make changes. Instead of the vinaigrette in the recipe, I made a citrus one with 1/3 c oj, 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic, dijon mustard and a small amount of vinegar. I also added sliced oranges and a few walnuts to the recipe. My husband who doesn't like beets loved it - 7/26/12

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  • NOW THIS IS AWESOME, THANK YOU CHEF MEG - 7/24/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    In the picture there appears to be walnuts and red onions but they are not on the ingredients list. What gives?

    Also I have never prepared beets do they stain your hands? - 7/18/12

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  • I've roasted beets in a water bath as well as in foil with nonstick spray. Personally? I prefer the nonstick spray because it gives the beats a better roasted flavor. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper.

    - 7/14/12

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  • Out of this world with flavor and freshness. Used red beets only (wish I could find goldens!), thyme and orange mint from the garden, grapeseed oil and red wine vinegar, instead of sherry or tarragon vinegar. Absolutely terrific. Thanks for a great recipe. - 7/13/12

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  • I use aluminum foil to cover the baking pan (usually a glass loaf pan) that has the beets and I've never added water - always delicious - 7/1/12

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  • I add seedless clementine sections. It brightens the flavor and is a nice contract to the beets and feta. And the color combination is beautiful. - 6/22/12

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  • Love this...I add a dash of lemon juice to the vineagrette and black olives as well. - 6/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love beets and this is a great way to include them in our meals. - 6/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is it possible to get Weight Watchers points for your recipes?
    - 6/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely try this once beets are in season. The yellow ones may be a problem to find. And, I will omit the mint. Don't like mint in anything. Roasting vegetables really brings out their flavors.
    Thank You, Chef Meg, for posting this. - 6/21/12

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  • I love beets just by it self , so I* really enjoyed this recipe. - 6/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! I've roasted beets with other root veggies and they are so delicious. - 6/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love the idea of pairing feta cheese with my beetroot. Must give that a try. For salad I usually mix with horseradish sauce and mayo, or with yogurt and paprika. - 6/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the reminder. I may not always use the exact recipe suggested, but I'm delighted to be reminded to eat more variety. Beets are a wonderful suggestion, and they're going on my shopping list for this weekend. - 6/21/12

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  • Delicious! I recommend roasting each beet individually in a piece of foil, rather than dousing them in olive oil (saves calories and fat). I stole this idea from "America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook" and it definitely helped give the beets a tastier flavor. - 5/24/12

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  • I also omitted the mint. - 5/22/12

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  • Delicious and easy! I also used the balsamic vinegar and the goat cheese - super easy to roast the beets too! - 5/7/12

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Beets are my favorite! Thanks for this! - 4/21/12

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  • Loved this salad...Didn't have any sherry or tarragon vinegar so I used white wine vinegar and dried tarragon. - 4/19/12

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  • Yummy, I didn't have feta today, so just chopped Mozzarella in tiny squares. - 3/26/12

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  • I've made this lots of times, because it's so great! Even my wife, who thought she didn't like beets, loves it. Tonight we're going to switch it up a bit and use some flax oil and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I'm sure it will be as fantastic as always. :-) - 3/15/12

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  • Amazing and loved it! My guests loved it too! - 2/23/12

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  • loved it thx - 1/3/12

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