Roasted Beet & Blueberry Salad


Chef Scott Graden of New Scenic Café outside Duluth, Minnesota, pickles beets to use in the winter, but in summer he cooks them up fresh in preparations like this blueberry salad.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 cups


  • 2 pounds small-to-medium beets

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons whole-grain mustard

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries

  • ½ cup baby mozzarella balls

  • Thinly sliced radishes & microgreens for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Place beets in a 9-inch baking pan, add water and cover with foil. Roast until the beets can be easily pierced with a fork, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Set aside, uncovered, until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes. Peel and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

  3. Grind fennel seeds in a clean spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Transfer to a mini food processor and add vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. With the motor running, gradually add canola and olive oils.

  4. Cut the beets to uniform size, halving the smaller ones and quartering the larger ones; place in a medium bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add berries and mozzarella; toss to coat. Serve topped with radishes and microgreens, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate beets (Steps 1-2) and dressing (Step 3) for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Spice grinder or mortar and pestle

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
21g Fat
18g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 1g 1%
Protein 6g 11%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 175IU 4%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 166mcg 41%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 40mg 10%
Potassium 522mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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