Hey friends, I am so excited to share one of my most favorite salads on earth! Yes, I said it, on earth. Right now, our garden is overflowing with produce. Right now, I have oodles of golden beets ready to be eaten, and my gosh I am so thrilled. I have tried to grow them for years, and this year I finally succeeded! So, I am making the most delicious roasted beet and goat cheese salad with my homemade balsamic dressing!
I am sharing this summer salad along with some of my most favorite bloggers, who are sharing amazing salad recipes as well! Make sure to check them out at the end of the post.
First, can we just pause and look at how pretty my golden beets are? I don’t know why they have been so hard to grow in my garden, but this year they have taken off! I can easily grow red beets, so its kind of odd that these don’t grow in the same dirt. I did plant my beets in raised garden beds this year and I think that has made all the difference. No matter the case, I am thrilled and so are my kids! They love beets, and these golden beets have a more mild and tender beet flavor. They are delish.
So, of course, I had to add them to my roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Have you ever had a salad like this? The combination of crisp romaine lettuce, tender beets, creamy and tangy goat cheese, buttery and crunchy walnuts, and a zesty balsamic dressing is just about the most amazing thing. I can say that, because I am a big foodie. I live for food.
This roasted beet and goat cheese salad is super easy to make, and I want to share that with you!
The first thing you need to do is to roast up those beets. This is quite easy. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash and trim your beets and lay them on some tin foil. I like to drizzle a bit of olive oil on them, cover them with a layer of tin foil and crimp the sides creating a pocket for the beets to roast and steam in.
I roast mine in the oven for about 30 minutes depending on the size of the beet. You may need to go to about 40 minutes if they are large beets. Mine right now are kind of on the small to medium side.
Once you can stick a knife in easily, it’s time to take them out of the office. Let them cool and then peel them and cut them into segments. Set aside.
Next, clean your lettuce, cut and set aside.
Now, it’s time to assemble. I like to layer it with lettuce, beets, small chunks of goat cheese, and then top with some chopped walnuts. We do not add the dressing to the salad, in case we have any left over. I use this homemade balsamic dressing atop the beet and goat cheese salad.
This is such an easy salad to make, and its amazing!
The tangy goat cheese along with the tender slightly sweet beets is a great combination.
The balsamic dressing is the perfect compliment to the beets and goat cheese.
The walnuts add a great buttery crunch and some heart health as well!
The crisp romaine lettuce adds a fresh crunch to the salad.
This reminds me of a similar salad I have had a The Cheesecake Factory, but this one is better! You can add roasted asparagus slices as well!
Now, lets just look at how pretty it is too, with its bright gold and red beets, bright white goats cheese, and the earthy walnuts.
Its all because of these gorgeous golden beets. I love making this salad, and believe it or not, my kids LOVE this salad. I always make extra to have leftovers. I keep the goat cheese off until right before so they can make them a little bowl throughout the day. Some days its roasted beet and goat cheese salad, and sometimes its frozen pizza and corn dogs. Its all about balance, you know?
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Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
- 2 heads romain lettuce (if they are the small heads, two will work, you can also use 1 large head of romaine)
- 5-6 large red or golden beets
- 6 oz goat cheese or chevre
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 8 oz homemade balsamic dressing(you can find that link below)
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Wash your beets and drizzle with olive oil.
- Lay them on foil, and then cover with foil and crimp the edges to seal them in. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes.
- You should be able to pierce with a knife and having easily go in.
- Once they are done, let them cool completely and then peel and slice them up.
- While the beets are roasting make the balsamic dressing.
- Wash and chop your romaine lettuce.
- Fill your bowl with lettuce, beets, sprinkle pieces of goat cheese all over the salad, and then toss walnuts on top.
- You can drizzle the dressing over the top, or you can serve it up individually and let each person pour it on themselves.
- We like to pour it on as we serve it so that if we have any salad left over, we can store it in the fridge separately and not have soggy salad. It will keep longer in the fridge without the dressing on it.
Want to see more great recipes salad recipes? Check these out below!
15 Delicious Summer Salad Recipes
Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing // Happy Happy Nester
Simple Burrata and Tomato Salad // Craftberry Bush
Strawberry Avocado and Pecan Summer Salad // Maison de Pax
Fresh Sauteed Beet & Butternut Salad // French Country Cottage
Pasta Salad With Summer Tomatoes // Modern Glam
Asian Noodle Salad // Finding Lovely
Easy Spinach and Fruit Summer Salad Recipe // Zevy Joy
Blueberry Summer Salad // My 100 Year Old Home
Pacific Northwest Cobb Salad // Lemon Grove Lane
Refreshing & Healthy Cauliflower Summer Salad // My Sweet Savannah
Easy Vegan Lentil Bolognese Salad // Shabbyfufu
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad With Balsamic Dressing // Twelve on Main
Summer Peach Spinach Salad // Sanctuary Home Decor
The Easiest Bow Tie Pasta Salad // Your Marketing BFF