Roasted Beet and Watermelon Salad

Beets, watermelon and feta cheese!  C’mon!  So delicious.  And perfect for the summer when the watermelon is full of flavour and beets are in season.

This recipe has only 7 ingredients and is really simple to put together.  Most of the preparation time involves roasting the beets. 

I found this at myhumblekitchen.com.  During a staff food sampler this was one of the group’s favourites!

Quick tip-Don’t hesitate to add your own little extras to a salad like this!  I tried roasted walnuts because I think those go really well with beets and watermelon.  You may want to try a different soft cheese or nuts.  Maybe add some additional greens.  Whatever it is, go for it!

Ingredients
1 bunch beets, roasted and chopped
6-8 beet tips with stems chopped
2 cups watermelon, chopped in 1″ chunks
½ cup red onion, sliced
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Feta cheese to garnish (approximately ¼ cup

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.  Wash beets and cut in half.  Lightly coat with olive oil and place them in the oven for 20-30 minutes until easily pierced with a fork.  Let cool and chop into bite sized pieces.

Step 2

In a large bowl add the beets, tops, stems, watermelon, and red onion.

Step 3

Mix together olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Pour dressing over the beet and watermelon mixture and toss all ingredients with the dressing.

Step 4

Garnish with feta cheese.  Salt and pepper to taste.

I am really glad the author added some of the beet greens to the salad.  If you don’t already know, beet greens can be enjoyed fresh mixed with other greens or sautéed/steamed like spinach.  They are very tasty and full of nutrients.

Enjoy!

“When you know better, you do better.”Maya Angelou