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A wonderful salad using my favorite veggie to grow, beets. They are the start of this delicious salad, which has a true summer feel to it.


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15 mins
1 hr
1 hr
2 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place beets into a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover beets by 1 inch; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until skins begin to loosen, about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and lightly grease a baking dish.

  • Drain beets, remove skins, and cut into halves or quarters, depending on size. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until beets are dark in color and almost fork tender, but not too soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool beets, dice into 1/2-inch cubes, and place in a bowl.

  • Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey in a lidded jar for the honey-mustard vinaigrette. Close jar and shake to combine. Pour vinaigrette over beets and chill in the refrigerator until flavors have melded, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet over low heat. Add onions and cook until caramelized, 15 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat, cool, and chop.

  • Arrange 1/4 of the marinated beets in a solid circle on 4 salad dishes. Top with layers of onions and micro greens and sprinkle with blue cheese and pecans. Drizzle remaining beet vinaigrette around each salad, if desired. Serve chilled.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of honey-dijon vinaigrette dressing ingredients. The actual amount of dressing consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

You can use olive oil instead of butter to caramelize the onions. Also, use medium to large beets for this salad.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fat 42.1g; cholesterol 10.8mg; sodium 377.6mg. Full Nutrition