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A tangy balsamic vinaigrette drizzled over a cold beet salad in a bowl for lunch.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Sweet Potatoes is a show stopper!  Spinach leaves are coated in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette and then topped with hearty root vegetables for an anti-oxidant rich gluten-free and vegetarian Thanksgiving salad recipe.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 322 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

Roasted Beets & Sweet Potatoes:

  • 1 ½ cups beets peeled, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 ½ cups sweet potatoes peeled, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Salad:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a gallon-sized zip-top bag combine beets, sweet potatoes, olive oil and salt.
  3. Toss to completely coat the beets and potatoes.
  4. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, spread beets and potatoes out in an even layer.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. On a separate baking sheet, add pecans and bake for 3-5 minutes, or until slightly toasted.
  7. In a medium-sized bowl combine all balsamic vinaigrette ingredients. Whisk until smooth.

To serve salad:

  1. In eight salad bowls place 2 cups baby spinach leaves and top each with equal amounts of goat cheese, beets/potatoes, and pecans.

  2. Serve with balsamic vinaigrette and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*I prefer to eat this salad with the beets/potatoes straight from the oven, while they are still warm.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 293mg13%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3765IU75%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.