Whole Beets and Shallot Salad with Mandarin Vinaigrette
Everyone loves a tasty beets and shallot salad recipe, and this recipe is unique since it also utilizes the green, leafy part of the beets! The greens of the beets are surprisingly delicious, and they are smooth, silky, and mild in flavor.
This whole beet and shallot salad is a salad with the nuttiness of roasted beets and the rich taste of caramelized shallots. The best beets salad dressing for this recipe is my mandarin vinaigrette dressing. It is sweet and fruity, which goes well with the garlic and chili peppers in the salad. This healthy recipe should be served warm or at room temperature for the best taste.
Are Beets Healthy?
Yes, beets are incredibly healthy! Beets are high in water content and fiber, which can help your digestive system while also decreasing blood pressure. They are also packed with protein, beta-carotene, and calcium. Beets are nutrient-dense and are a great addition to your diet. You can enjoy the benefits of beets by adding them to your green juice, salads, or even your sandwiches.
How Long Should The Beets Roast For Beets and Shallot Salad?
The roasting time for the beets depends on their size. Larger beets will generally take longer to cook, but you can cut them in half if you want to shorten the cooking time. Beets generally take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. When roasting beets for salad, check to see if they are done by poking them with a fork. If the fork goes through the beets easily, they are done roasting.
|8 medium-size beets with their greens|
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
|2 shallots (sliced thin)|
|2 garlic cloves (minced)|
|1 teaspoon red pepper flakes|
|Salt to taste|