Strawberry Beet Salad

This Strawberry Beet Salad is a fresh and delicious summer salad!  Roasted beets and fresh strawberries are a match made in heaven!

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Oooooh do I have something scrumptious for you today…strawberries, strawberries and more strawberries!  It’s that time of year when the markets are full of sweet and flavourful strawberries, and I couldn’t be happier about it.  I buy pints of them and we eat them au naturel as often as we can, but there are so many other ways to enjoy these delectable little summer berries!  They make tarts, cupcakes, sweet buns, salads and cheesecakes mega delicious.  But honestly, the best way to enjoy a strawberry is picking them right from the field, all warm from the sun…we have a couple months until we will be able to do that.  I can’t wait to take the kids out to pick!  For now, I will enjoy our market berries!

And now you’re in luck because I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you 15 scrumptious strawberry recipes, just in time for summer!  Trust me, you won’t be able to leave here without wanting to make at least one of these strawberry recipes!

Fresh Strawberries {A Pretty Life}

I wanted to make something a little unexpected with strawberries, so I made a Strawberry Beet Salad.  Beets and strawberries are amazing when paired together, especially when the beets are oven roasted.  By roasting the beets, their natural sweetness and amazing flavour are enhanced, making them perfect with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Beet Salad {A Pretty Life}

The beets and strawberries are then tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, and topped off with crumbled goat cheese.  So basically this salad is amazing.  Ah.  Mazing.  Fresh, healthy and loaded with summertime flavour.

Strawberry Beet Salad {A Pretty Life}

This salad is delicious with BBQ chicken and fresh bread.  A healthy and complete meal you need to try!

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Strawberry Beet Salad

Ingredients

Roasted Beets:

  • 5 medium beets
  • splash of vegetable oil

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp canola oil vegetable
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • salt & pepper

Salad:

  • roasted beets
  • 1 cup cubed fresh strawberries
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese

Instructions

Roasted Beets:

  1. First roast the beets. To do this, I trim off the tops and bottoms of the beets, then cut them in half and place them in the centre of a sheet of tin foil, drizzle them with oil and wrap them up in the foil.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Vinaigrette:

  1. Combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients, and set aside.

Putting it all together:

  1. Once the beets have been roasted, remove the beet skins then cut the beets in to small cubes.
  2. Then add the beets, strawberries and onions to a pretty serving bowl.
  3. Toss with the vinaigrette.
  4. Sprinkle with the crumbled goat cheese and extra fresh ground pepper.
  5. Serve right away and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This salad is best enjoyed right away.

Strawberry Beet Salad {A Pretty Life}

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Now that you’ve got this salad recipe to try, here are 14 more delicious recipes that you need to check out…if you love strawberries then I promise you, you will find something here you need to make!

15 Strawberry Recipes

Have a delicious day!

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19 Comments

  • Reply Laura May 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM What a beautiful salad! I have never tried that combination but you have convinced me that I must. It sounds delicious!!
  • Reply Nicoletta @sugarlovespices May 30, 2016 at 4:24 PM It is a gorgeous looking salad, never tried beets and strawberries together but I bet they taste divine! It is the perfect late spring/summer salad. Love it!
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife May 30, 2016 at 8:28 PM Thank you Nicoletta! It's a really great combination that surprisingly goes perfectly together!
  • Reply Samantha | My Kitchen Love May 30, 2016 at 8:21 PM This salad looks ah-mazing!! The colours pop which means that the flavours must too.
  • Reply maria May 30, 2016 at 8:26 PM Two of my favorite foods... great combo! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing :)
  • Reply Diana L. May 31, 2016 at 2:21 PM This recipe looks so good, I can't wait to make it! I'm having a hard time deciding whether to use feta cheese or goat cheese - both are so good.
  • Reply Virginia May 31, 2016 at 2:22 PM This looks so delish! The beet salad at The Union Street is one of our most popular menu items, I'd love to try this as an addition!
  • Reply Liz June 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM Thank you for the nice recipe.
  • Reply Jessica June 7, 2016 at 5:42 PM I love how fresh and vibrant this salad is! This time of year is my favourite and I can't wait for strawberry picking season either. I swear I'm counting down the days until I can get out of the city with my basket in hand.
  • Reply Thea June 26, 2016 at 7:14 PM This recipe looks so yummy! It includes my favourite ingredients. i am going to make it for the upcoming Canada Day celebrations. The red beets and strawberries will be perfect!
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 28, 2016 at 1:45 PM Oh this is a great dish for Canada Day! I hope you have a wonderful celebration Thea!
  • Reply Brooke July 8, 2016 at 3:39 AM This looks AMAZING! I will be trying this for my 2-year-old twin boys. It is too bad I didn't come across it for Canada Day -- white and red, so perfect.
  • Reply Lauren September 1, 2016 at 1:04 PM I made this last weekend for my family and they loved it! I used feta instead of goat cheese and beets right from our garden. Delicious dressing, put in on the side and let people put it on themselves as it was a lot of dressing.
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