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Roasted Beets & Feta Cheese Salad

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Roasted Beets & Feta Cheese Salad
Photo © Molly Watson
Roasting intensifies the sweetness of beets, making them the perfect foil for salty feta cheese in this easy and nutritious composed salad recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large or 4 medium beets
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp.salt
  • 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Trim and wash the beets. Place the beets on a large piece of aluminum foil, drizzle them with 1 tsp. of the oil, wrap them up, and place the foil packet on a baking sheet. Bake until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork, 30 to 45 minutes (note that older and/or larger beets can take significantly longer to cook). Let the beets sit until they're cool enough to handle, about 20 minutes. (See How to Roast Beets for more details.)
  2. Peel the beets (they're skins should slip off easily) and cut them into 1/2-in. slices or cubes. In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, vinegar, and salt. Toss the beets in dressing.
  3. Arrange the dressed beets on a platter or 4 serving plates. Top them with crumbled feta. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 salads.

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