This Roasted Beet Salad is simply marinated in vinegar and olive oil with a touch of basil and pepper. A wonderful new side dish to add to any Summer menu.
I have honestly tried to like beets several times in my life. I just don’t think I ever had them in a recipe that I loved. That is until now.
We were eating at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago at the beach in Massachusetts. One of the only healthy side dishes on the menu happened to be Roasted Beet Salad. Curious, I asked the waitress how it was prepared and she said it was simply beets and red onions in a vinaigrette.
So I decided I would go for it and try them again. I’m so, so happy I was bold enough to try it because it is amazing!!
All you have to do is slice up some roasted beets and red onion (use a mandolin slicer for easy slicing) and let it marinade a little in red wine vinegar and olive oil with a little seasoning.
For my first time making this, I decided to buy already cooked beets because I was impatient. But you can certainly roast your own as well for 1-2 hours on 400 degrees F until tender and then peel.
6-8 medium red beets, roasted
1/2 small red onion, sliced very thin
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp pepper
Remove ends from the roasted beets and peel off the skin.
Slice beets into 1/4 inch slice and place in a serving bowl.
Add red onion slice.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, basil and pepper.
Pour marinade over the onions and beets and stir to mix.
Marinate for at least an hour at room temperature.
- 6-8 medium red beets, roasted
- ½ small red onion, sliced very thin
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Remove ends from the roasted beets and peel off the skin.
- Slice beets into ¼ inch slice and place in a serving bowl.
- Add red onion slice.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, basil and pepper.
- Pour marinade over the onions and beets and stir to mix.
- Marinate for at least an hour at room temperature.