If you’re looking for an easy way to cook beets and a delicious way to eat them, then you’re in the right place. Beets are one of those foods that I ignorantly resisted in my younger years. But, after giving them a try in so many dishes and especially now that I am aware of its nutritional value, I find an excuse to eat this vegetable any chance I get. My favorite way is to prepare my Golden Beet and Arugula Salad with Fried Apples. In this post, I’m going to show you my easy method to roast beets and how to assemble this mouthwatering salad. After learning this simple technique, you’ll be able to easily enjoy beets whenever your heart desires.
Eat more beets
My beet obsession actually began some years ago, when I had my first beet salad. It was at one of my favorite restaurants in the Atlanta area called Canoe, and they served a stack of roasted beets with blue cheese, walnuts, and balsamic. Pretty much the bare bones version of my recipe.
It was so delicious that I became obsessed. To this day, I still order beets whenever I see them on a menu. However, recently I’ve become more obsessed because of all the awesome health benefits they offer.
- They increase energy levels. For me, this is great because I’m trying to lower my caffeine intake.
- They offer a great blood detoxification.
- They offer a high source of fiber.
- If you would like to learn more about the wonderful offerings of beets, then check out this article.
For this recipe, you will need to roast your beets. My best advice is to follow the simple directions below. Once you put them in the oven, just let them do all the work.
Once the beets are roasted, you should be able to easily peel off the skin. Use the tip of your fingernail to help guide it off.Print
6 large Beets
1tbs Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Generously rub olive oil over each beet
Place beets on a pan and place in the oven for 45 minutes or until tender. You will be able to easily stick a fork into each beet
Let the beets cool, then easily peel off the skin with your nail or a pairing knife
Enjoy your Roasted Beets in a Beet Salad, or as you please
The photo above shows what your beets should look like once they are roasted and peeled.Print
1c Diced Roasted Golden Beets
1c Diced Roasted/Fried Apples
1tbs Gorgonzola Cheese
1/2tbs Chopped Hazelnuts
1/2tbs Olive Oil
1tbs Balsamic Vinegar
In a non-stick skillet add about a teaspoon of butter.
Once butter has melted, add your diced apples. Continue to stir them until they get a good sear on them.
You can add spices and sugar to them for added flavor.
Once the get tender (not mushy) place them to the side to cool.
In a medium bowl, toss arugula with the balsamic and olive oil. You can also add salt and pepper to taste.
Add to the arugula, your roasted beets, fried apples, gorgonzola cheese, and hazelnuts.
Top with a drizzle of more balsamic and olive oil.
For added flavor toast your hazelnuts before adding to the salad
Keywords: beets, golden beets, arugula, fried apples, salad
If you enjoy this recipe, then you may also enjoy my Apple Fennel Slaw! It’s delicious on its own as a topping!