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Roasted Beet Salad

(recipe, Jean Henrich)


This is my modification of an recipe originally from Bon Appetit, March 1997.


  1. 6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 3 Tbsp. red-wine vinegar
  3. 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  4. 6 medium-large beets
  5. 2 Tbsp. capers, drained & chopped (or 6 large green olives, chopped)
  6. 1 head red-leaf lettuce
  7. 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare dressing: Whisk oil, vinegar and garlic in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast beets: Cut greens off beets, if present, leaving 1 inch of stem. Wash beets and wrap in foil. Place beets in oven on a tray and roast for 1½ hours or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. Unwrap beets and let cool slightly. Peel beets by running under water and rubbing skin. Cut off the ends and slice beets into one-inch chunks.
  5. Place beets in a bowl and mix in chopped capers or green olives, plus ½ cup of dressing,
  6. Wash lettuce, spin dry and tear into pieces. Place in a serving bowl and toss with remainder of dressing.
  7. Toss beets into lettuce.
  8. Sprinkle with feta cheese when ready to serve.