Summer Salad: Roasted Beets with Feta & Lemon Juice

Beets. Growing up, I could not even stand the sight of this vegetable. I would always get so upset when my mom made these for dinner and refused to eat them! Looking back, you think I would have tolerated them because of that pretty pink/purple color, right?!

Needless to say, my palette has changed quite a bit since I was 8 and now I actually look forward to coming up with new ways to enjoy this healthy vegetable. If you have been following along for awhile, you may have seen THIS recipe from last summer when I combined beets with risotto for a healthy, delicious and quite colorful dish. 

If you haven’t been able to tell from my last few posts, I’m ready for the warm weather to arrive here in Virginia. I love that with the warm weather also comes more seasonally-available vegetables, new recipes and new ways to cook the food, ie. the grill! This roasted beet with feta and lemon juice is the perfect salad or side dish for the summer months. And it’s SO simple! With only a few ingredients, this side dish can come together quickly making it ideal for summer cookouts.


Roasted Beets with Feta & Lemon Juice

{what you will need}

3 red beets {you could also use golden beets}
4 green onions, chopped
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Feta cheese for topping {I used low fat}

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash the beets and trim the stem leaving only enough stem for you to hold on to. Wrap each beet individually in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow the beets to cool. Once cool, peel the beets with your fingers {the skin should practically fall off after roasting for this long} and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer to medium-sized bowl. Add the green onions and lemon juice and stir to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Top with feta cheese and serve cold or at room temperature. Serves 2.

**Note: 3 beets really don’t make a lot! If you are making this as a side dish for more than 2 people, I would suggest doubling or even tripling the recipe!



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14 thoughts on “Summer Salad: Roasted Beets with Feta & Lemon Juice

  1. the 2 yr old i take care of is OBSESSED with beets. she loves the golden ones. i have to make them twice w eek! she gobbles them up.

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