Roasted Beet Salad with Orange Dressing

Slideshow: Terrific Green Salads

  • Servings: 4


  • 3 medium beets, preferably a mix of red and golden beets
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens, such as arugula, mesclun and radicchio
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Wrap the beets in foil and roast for about 1 1/4 hours, or until tender. Let cool, then peel the beets and cut them into 1/4-inch dice.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the orange juice, zest, honey, vinegar, mustard and oil; season with salt and pepper. Add the beets and toss to coat. Arrange the salad greens on a large plate and top with the beets and red onion.

Make Ahead

The roasted beets can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.


One Serving Calories 64 kcal, Total Fat .8 gm, Saturated Fat .1 gm

Contributed By Published January 1998

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