Three Beet Salad

The best beet salad recipe abeautifulmess.comBeets are not a vegetable I grew up eating. In fact, I'm pretty sure I never tried beets until I was well into my 20s. I'm a beet late bloomer. 

That doesn't really make sense? I'm just saying I'm new to the beet game guys. I have figured out that I really like beets when they are paired with a sharp tasting cheese, like goat cheese or feta. So that's a big part of what inspired this salad. This is such a PRETTY salad. Use as many different kinds of beets you can find if you make this. The more colors the better.Best beet salad abeautifulmess.comYou could easily divide this salad among 3-4 people for a fancy dinner salad or appetizer. Espeically if you have any friends who haven't tried beets before. You should totally spring this on them. See what they do.How to roast beets abeautifulmess.comThree Beet Salad, serves 1-2 as a meal and 3-4 as an appetizer.

3-4 beets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
salt + pepper 

First we need to roast those beets. I like to wrap them in aluminum foil and poke a few holes on one side (same method for making baked potatoes). Bake at 425°F for 35-45 minutes. If you have smaller beets they will probably be done around 35 minutes, if they are larger leave them in for the full 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool enough so you can handle them. Scrub off the skins and cut into small pieces.Roasted beetsIn a bowl combine the beets, olive oil, and vinegars. Give it a good stir so that every piece gets coated in the dressing. If the beets are still warm, allow them to cool on the counter or in the refrigerator before serving.My favorite beet salad abeautifulmess.comPlace on a plate and sprinkle on the toasted sunflower seeds and crumbled goat cheese, season with salt + pepper. I added a few small slices of green onions. I'm fancy like that. Enjoy! xo. Emma

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