Golden beets are milder and sweeter in flavor than red, and when combined with grapes and a tangy dressing, they will share equally with the red leaf lettuce in this salad. This is refreshing, flavorful, a little healthy, but still slightly indulgent.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
1 hr
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Combine lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, anchovy paste, salt, and pepper for dressing in a bowl. Stream in olive oil, whisking until well combined; set aside.

  • Trim off the beets' leafy tops and root ends. Rub each beet with a little olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Wrap each tightly in a piece of foil and place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake beets in the preheated oven until you can easily pierce through the centers with a paring knife, 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Remove beets from oven, and allow to cool still wrapped in foil until you can handle them, 10 to 15 minutes. Rub each beet with a paper towel to remove the skin. Set aside to cool, then cut to your preference, either into chunks or slices.

  • Tear lettuce leaves into pieces and add to a large bowl along with grapes and red onion. Add beets and give the salad a light stir. Drizzle some of the dressing to your taste, and toss gently until all is well coated. Store any remaining dressing tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

If time permits, prepare the dressing and roast the beets the night before and store them in the fridge for super easy salad preparation the next day. Everybody's taste varies when it comes to how much salad dressing to use, so it's best not to add all of it at once. Drizzle the dressing until you reach your personal taste preference.

Editorial Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salad dressing. The actual amount of salad dressing consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fat 21.3g; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 177.4mg. Full Nutrition