Posts

Roasted golden and red beets with mixed baby greens in lime and oil

A simple, but colorful side salad. The greens shown here are a mix of spinach, chard, bok choy, and kale, but use what you like. Add some black lentils, white beans or chick peas and sun-dried tomatoes or cubed tofu and chopped walnuts for lunch or a light dinner.

Ingredients

For the beets
1T cooking oil
1/4t coarse sea salt
1 cup golden beets in 1/2″ cubes
1 cup red beets in 1/2″ cubes
2 cups baby greens

For the dressing
1T olive oil
1/4t coarse sea salt
2t lime juice
1T black sesame seeds
Coarse sea salt and black pepper to taste

Optional: 1T nutritional yeast

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400F. Peel and cube the beets, toss them in the cooking oil and sea salt. In a roasting pan, roast the beets for about 20-30 minutes until they are lightly fork tender but still firm, turning periodically.
Ovens vary; use the colour and texture of the beets as a guide. When done, Remove the beets from the oven and let stand to cool about 15 minutes.

When the beets are cool, whisk the olive oil, sea salt and lime juice. Add the beets to the greens in a large bowl.
Dress and toss until well coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and nutritional yeast if you’ll be using it. Season to taste and serve.