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Golden Beet Salad

For a while now, I’ve wanted to introduce beets to my daughter. The only problem is that she’s at the stage where she does not want help eating – she would much rather feed herself. I love her independence, but not the mess she makes!

The other day I was in my grocery store and noticed that they had golden beets for sale. And I knew this was my opportunity to introduce this wonderful vegetable to her without worrying about the red stains you get from regular beets.

I decided that I would use these beets in my roasted beet salad – a salad that I can never make enough of, no matter how many times I double the recipe! When I gave this to my daughter to try, she loved it too. The best part? This is another recipe that with a minimal amount of effort, you get a stellar side dish!

Hands on time: 15 minutes

Total time:  1 hour

Ingredients:

  1. 8 beets (any type)
  2. 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. About 1 tsp of salt
  4. About 1/2 tsp of pepper
  5. 1/2 cup of feta, crumbled
  6. 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  7. 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Chop both ends off the beets, peel, and cut into  1/2 inch pieces (I usually get 12 pieces per average sized beet)
  3. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).
  4. Place beets on the tray and drizzle with the olive oil about 1 Tbsp, but it doesn’t have to be exact. You want enough to lightly coat the beet pieces, but not to fry them.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the beets and mix to make sure all sides of the beets are coated.
  6. Place beets in the oven until tender (about 40 minutes).
  7. Once beets are done, place them in a bowl. Mix in crumbled feta, sliced green onions, and the juice of ½ a lemon. Taste and season with more salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice if desired.
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