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Greens with Roasted Beets and Walnuts Recipe

Greens with Roasted Beets and Walnuts Recipe

Here’s a great method for quick-roasting beets so you can make a pretty bed for autumn salad greens. Drizzled with your favorite mustard vinaigrette and sprinkled with chopped walnuts, this salad has it all: lively crunch, earthy sweetness, a pretty appearance, and great vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.

Fancy enough for company but easy enough for every day, this is one beautiful, bountiful salad, with a winning combination of colors, flavors, and textures, just the right nutrition for the colder, longer nights ahead.

Mixed salad greens, washed, spun dry, and torn into pieces, about 1 cup per person
2 roasted beets per person (see directions below)
about 1/8 cup chopped walnuts per person, lightly toasted if desired
Mustard vinaigrette of choice, in desired amount per person

1. On individual salad plates, make a circle of overlapping roasted beet slices.

2. Top with salad greens, walnuts, and a drizzle of dressing.

Roasted Beets


2 beets per person, well-scrubbed but not peeled
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Fresh thyme leaves

1. Preheat oven to 450F.

2. Cut off the tops and root ends of the beets, then slice as thinly as possible (aim for about 1/8-inch). In a medium bowl, toss the beet slices with about 1/2 teaspoon olive oil per beet, then add a sprinkling of chopped fresh thyme and salt to taste.

3. Place beets in a single layer on one or two baking sheets (depending on the number of beets you’re using) and roast in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

4. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

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Inspired by Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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8:57PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Love beets, these look more like radishes to me. Also love walnuts and most have no parasites. Don't know where Teresa W sees parasites in the walnuts but where I live they are perfectly safe.

11:34AM PST on Jan 4, 2013


2:48AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing :)

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7:56AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012


11:43AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

thank you

4:37AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

No, thanks. Walnuts are full of allergens and parasites.

7:04AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Thank you

9:01AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011


7:38AM PDT on May 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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