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5 from 6 votes

Easy Beet Salad Recipe

Easy and delicious, this Roasted Beet Salad Recipe is filled with tender sweet beets, cherry tomatoes, hazelnuts, and drizzled with a smooth and creamy homemade Miso Dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: Beet Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

  • 6 medium beets

For the Miso Dressing

  • 2 tbsp white miso, (see notes)
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, optional, see notes

For the Salad

  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, to garnish

Instructions

For the Beets

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and set oven rack to the center position. Chop off the beet greens, leaving approximately 1-inch of the green intact. Wash and scrub the dirt from each beet.
  • Place each beet in a piece of foil large enough to fully wrap up the beet and drizzle with approximately 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Wrap each beet tightly in foil and transfer to a large baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45-60 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove beets from the foil and allow them to cool before peeling. Chop into small, bite-size cubes.

For the Miso Dressing and Salad

  • Prepare the miso dressing. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a small food pressor and processing until smooth. Season with additional miso, rice vinegar, or honey, to taste.
  • Meanwhile, add the chopped beets and cherry tomatoes to a large salad bowl. Gently toss to combine, taking care as beets will stain hands (temporarily) and clothing. Sprinkle with hazelnuts and drizzle with the homemade miso dressing. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Adding mayonnaise will make the dressing significantly creamier. If you're not a fan of mayonnaise, feel free to substitute¬†with plain yogurt or skip altogether.
  • Approximate time to roast beets is 45-60 minutes.
  • Miso paste is not typically gluten-free, however, there are gluten-free miso options available. Miso Master is one brand I have used personally and love.

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 1175mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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