It's time we rescued beets from our childhood nightmares--when they were little better than bland wedges scooped out of a can. Roasted beets are delightful, sweet but very earthy and aromatic--great for a side salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Divide beets between 2 pieces of foil; bring edges together and crimp to make packets. Roast until the beets are just tender when pierced with the point of a knife, about 1 1/4 hours. Unwrap the beets and let cool.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl to make dressing.

  • When the beets are cool enough to handle, slip off the skins. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a large bowl. Add celery, shallot and the dressing; toss to coat well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; 7.2 g total fat; 243 mg sodium. 12.5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2019
The ratio of oil to vinegar is off we thought it was really bland. Too much oil for sure I ll have to experiment with the ratio but the salad IMO should not taste like oil Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2018
I had some garden beets to use and went looking for beet salad. I love beets and this is a great salad tasty with good flavors. I tried it again with adding a little mayonnaise- I sometimes just roast beets and top with mayo so that was a natural for me. Also very good (to me) with mayo added to the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2018
I loved this salad used low sodium canned beets instead of roasting my own. Not sure why the one lady rated a one star as this recipe is simple and very good. If you don't like beets this is not for you otherwise this is spectacular! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
I added a little more vinegar GREAT RECIPE!!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2012
Nice summer side! I made this omitting the celery and shallot as a way to use some local beets I'd picked up. I love beets and adorned with this easy mustard vinaigrette they're wonderful. Alongside a summer dinner they're great. Pros: Simple tasty. Cons: Purple hands but not fault of the recipe! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2011
Terrible attempt at enjoying beets! We attempted to make this on Thanksgiving and although the color was beautiful. the flavor was horrible. Not a good attempt at getting my family to try new things. I will not be making this again! Pros: NONE! Cons: Beet juice everywhere Hands stained pink flavor texture Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Even my husband who is not fond of beets enjoyed this one. Roasting is the way to go. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe! Very simple yet very tasty. Read More