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Summer Salads Part 1 – Easy Beet Salad Recipe

| August 1, 2014 | 16 Comments

I just love this time of year.  The weather is fantastic, everyone is in a great mood, no one is in too much of a rush and oooohhhh that summer produce.  My husband and I went to the Carp Market this Saturday to stock up on some of that summer produce goodness.  I was so inspired by how fresh and colourful everything looked that I bought a lot of yummy vegetables.


Fresh produce from the Carp Market

I was pretty excited to get started and turn this produce into a great meal.  I decided to tackle the beets first.  I washed the dirt off them and cut the greens (leaving about half an inch on them for cooking).  Then I just cut them in half, roasted them and made a great beet salad.  The whole family loved it, even my 13 year old who usually turns his nose up at beets. They were so fresh and had such great flavor…now I will need to go get some more to make another salad!


Roasted Beet Salad

Easy Beet Salad


  • 1 bunch of beets
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. Wash the beets and trim the greens, leaving 1/2 an inch.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Take a cookie sheet and line it with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Slice beets in half and place cut-side down on foil.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes or until soft when pricked with a knife.
  6. Let cool to room temperature.
  7. Slice off ends and peel the outer skin off the beets.
  8. Slice in 1/4 inch pieces and place in bowl.
  9. Drizzle with olive oil.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Mix well and serve immediately.

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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. Judy Cowan says:

    Simple but sounds yummy! I love this time of year when all the fresh vegetables are available! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. jaimeem says:

    Sounds super easy to make, im in!

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    I love beet salad, and this is one of my favourite ways to make it!

  4. Laurie P says:

    I love a beet salad. My mother makes a great one using wine vinegar!

  5. KD says:

    I’ve never tried beet salad. That is a neat idea.

  6. Anne Taylor says:

    I bought some red and golden beets the other day and this recipe is perfect. I’m going to make this salad today!


  7. cbrzail says:

    This blog post came out just in time; my beets are almost ready for harvesting. I can’t wait to try this salad – thanks!

  8. D Black says:

    I never would have thought of using beets in a salad. I love pickled beets. I can eat a whole jar in 1 sitting. lol

  9. kathy downey says:

    This looks really good

  10. kathy downey says:

    I have never had beets in salad before

  11. Susan T. says:

    I love beets and this recipe is certainly easy enough for me! 🙂 I’d like it with goat cheese sprinkled on top!

  12. kathy downey says:

    We really enjoyed this salad

  13. kathy downey says:

    This was a side dish and enjoyed during the holidays

  14. Shirley says:

    I havent tried beet salad yet this sounds really good and easy to make

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