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Berry-Beet Salad

Here's a delightfully different salad that balances the earthy flavor of beets with the natural sweetness of berries. If you prefer, substitute crumbled feta for the goat cheese. —Amy Lyons, Mounds View, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 each fresh red and golden beets
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, thinly sliced


  • Place beets in an 8-in. square baking dish; add 1 in. of water. Cover and bake at 400° for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper; set aside. Cool beets; peel and cut into thin slices.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beets, berries, walnuts and shallot. Pour dressing over beet mixture and toss gently to coat. Divide salad greens among 4 serving plates. Top with beet mixture; sprinkle with cheese and basil.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 183 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • ellimaye1
    Aug 7, 2020

    This was utterly AMAZING! It is our new favorite salad. I came across it looking for a recipe for my garden beets. I skipped the shallot as we aren't fans (plus picky kids), used blueberries since our raspberries weren't ripe, and feta in place of goat cheese. The basil brings it all together so I will probably use more tomorrow night when we have it again. Yep, that good!

  • Orbs
    May 19, 2020

    I cut the recipe to 2 servings; and substituted feta cheese for goat cheese and blueberries for blackberries because I didn't have goat cheese or blackberries in the house. Thank you, Amy, for sharing this delicious and refreshing salad recipe.

  • suefalk
    Nov 19, 2017

    This was my favorite summertime salad. I eat beets regularly with oil and vinegar. This recipe was a nice change! Makes a great presentation for a luncheon get-together. I served with homemade scones. So good!!

  • Ricardo
    Jul 11, 2017

    This is a great salad!