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Roasted Golden Beet Salad

Roasted Golden Beet Salad

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Roasted Golden Beet Salad

By Mama Veggie Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 35-40 minutes

This is a tasty vegan way to incorporate beets into your meal plan. When not serving as vegan, you can also modify this to a vegetarian version by springling in 1/2 to 1/3 cup of goat cheese.

Ingredients

  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 medium golden beets, peeled and chopped
  • 1 T. fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 c. baby arugula
  • 3 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ c. pistachios, chopped
  • 3 T. fresh basil leaves, chopped

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a baking mat.

2

Toss the chopped golden beets with one tablespoon olive oil and fresh thyme. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place in the pre-heated oven and roast until the beets are fork-tender and slightly browned, approximately 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

3

Whisk the remaining olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and minced garlic in a small bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Transfer dressing to an airtight serving container and set aside.

4

Add the tomatoes, red onion, and baby arugula to a large salad bowl or serving platter. Top with the roasted beets, pistachios, and fresh basil. Serve immediately with the balsamic dressing on the side. Enjoy!

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