Roasted Beet Salad with Ricotta

Roasted beet salad with ricotta

Presented by Foodiecrush



Prep Time30 minutes

Cook Time1 hour

Total Time1 hour 30 minutes




For the Roasted Beets

2 pounds medium-sized fresh beets

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

kosher salt

For the Salad

1 cup ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons orange zest, divided

2 tablespoons orange juice, divided

1 ½ teaspoon honey

1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint



For the Roasted Beets

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Cut the greens from the tops of the beets, saving for another use, then trim the bottom of the stems, and discard. Scrub the beets under cold water, pat dry with a paper towel, and place them in a bowl. Toss with olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper.


Place the beets in a baking dish and cover them tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour for large beets, or about 45 min for medium. The beets will be done when you can easily slide a sharp knife into their tender centers. Set aside to cool enough to handle.

To peel, trim the ends and use a paper towel in each hand to rub off the skins. If you don't want your hands to get red, wear plastic gloves.


Slice the beets into wedges, thick rounds, or half moons. If using two colors of beets, place the cut beets in separate mixing bowls. If using the same color, add to the same mixing bowl.

To make the honey ricotta mixture, in a small mixing bowl stir together the ricotta, 1 tablespoon of the orange zest, honey, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Set aside.

Make the dressing in a small mixing bowl. Whisk together the orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, freshly ground black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the mint with ¾ teaspoon salt. Drizzle over the beets and toss, dividing the dressing if using two different colored beets.

Plate the dressed beets on a platter or in a serving dish. Top with dollops of the honey ricotta and the remaining mint and orange zest. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.



Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg

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