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Healthy Side Dish Recipe

Looking for a healthy side dish!

This simple beet salad recipe uses just a handful of ingredients to create a colorful side dish.

Roasted beets add a sweet, earthy and aromatic flavor.

This simple salad can be prepared for a weeknight dinner or for the upcoming holidays & pairs well with chicken or pork.


2 pounds beets, (5-6 medium sized)

1/4 cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar, or white wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

1 large shallot, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide beets between 2 pieces of foil; bring edges together and crimp to make packets. Roast until the beets are tender (about 1 hour)

Unwrap beets and let cool

Meanwhile whisk oil, vinegar, mustard honey, salt & pepper in a small bowl to make the dressing.

When the beets are cool enough to handle, slip off the skins. Cut into 1/2 - inch cubes and place in a large bowl. Add celery, shallot and the dressing; toss to coat well.

Serve at room temperature or chilled. Refrigerate in container for up to 2 days



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