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Roasted Beet Salad with Whipped Feta and Pistachios

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

0 minutes

Yield

3

 I think I’ve done it again with this amazing, can’t-stop-eating salad. This roasted beet salad with whipped feta cheese and pistachios is seriously going to up your salad game in the best possible way. It’s perfectly comforting (if a salad can be comforting) for colder weather when beets are in season and the earthy flavor of the beets combined with the creamy feta, and the crunch from the pistachios are seriously delicous!

Roasted beet salad surrounded by ingredients on table

Why you’ll love this roasted beet salad:

  • Quick to Make: Takes only 10-minutes to whip up
  • Flavorful: A combination of seriously yummy flavors. I just love beets
  • Easy: Requires minimal ingredients
  • Versatile: You can add in arugula or swap out the beets for squash

Ingredient Notes:

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make this Roasted Beet Salad with Whipped Feta and Pistachios:

Ingredients for Roasted Beet Salad

Beets: This root vegetable has a lot of great benefits including being a source of fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Holy! That’s a lot, right? I personally love that they are a great iron source as it can be hard to get enough iron in your system, especially when you are eating primarily plant-based.

A lot of people don’t really think of eating beets, but they are so versatile. You can throw them into a salad like this, roast them up and season them however you wish to eat as a side dish, grill them on the BBQ, add them to a gourmet grilled cheese, the options are endless. How do you like to eat beets?!

Pistachios: Pistachios are so tasty and have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits. These special nuts can help lower your chances for cardiovascular disease and are high in fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fat that can help with your blood sugar, and blood pressure as well. 

How do you make roasted beet salad?

Like I said up top, this only takes 10-minutes to put together and requires just a few simple ingredients. Here’s how you put together this roasted beet salad:

Beets for roasted beet salad on plate

Step One: Roast your beets up however you prefer

Whipped feta being made in a bowl

Step Two: Make your whipped feta (recipe here) then adding it to the base of 2 bowls! Note that you can sub the whipped feta for regular feta instead

Roasted Beet Salad on top of whipped feta in bowl

Step Three: Top the feta with roasted beets, fresh herbs, and toasted pistachios

Roasted Beet Salad on a plate

Step Four: Drizzle each with olive oil, fresh lemon, and dust with salt and pepper

Step Five: Enjoy with a delicious piece of garlic bread!

Roasted beet salad on plate with fork

FAQ + Expert Tips: 

Do I have to make this vegan? Absolutely not! You can make the whipped feta with regular feta if you prefer. 

What can I substitute for lemon? You can use any vinegar or lime! 

I hate pistachios, what do I use instead? Roasted walnuts can be a wonderful addition as well!

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Roasted Beet Salad with Whipped Feta and Pistachios

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This bomb roasted beet salad has the creaminess of whipped feta, combined with a crunch of pistachios. It’s perfect for a winter or fall side dish or main course!


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Ingredients

3 cups oven-roasted beets

1 cup whipped feta (can be made vegan or vegetarian)

1/4 cup chopped, toasted pistachios

1/4 cup fresh herbs like dill, cilantro, parsley and mint

3 tbsp. olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 fresh cracked pepper


Instructions

This is a really easy and fun salad! Simple start by making your whipped feta then adding it to the base of 2 bowls!

Top the feta with roasted beets, fresh herbs and toasted pistachios. Drizzle each with olive oil, fresh lemon and dust with salt and pepper.

Enjoy with a delicious piece of garlic bread!

Notes

The whipped feta can be made with regular feta or vegan feta (VioLife)

If you do not have a lemon, you can use any vinegar or lime!

If you do not like pistachios, used roasted walnuts!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 248
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 564.7
  • Fat: 15.5
  • Saturated Fat: 8.1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.9
  • Carbohydrates: 17.8
  • Fiber: 4.9
  • Protein: 11.4

Keywords: cheese, feta, arugula, vegetarian, squash

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