Roasted Beet Salad With Walnuts & Walnut Oil

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"These beets are roasted and very delicious! But if you have a mandoline and slice the beets evenly and thinly, skip the roasting part and slice the beets raw (this works only with beets at the peak of seasonal freshness-sweet, dry, and tender. When really fresh beets are sliced so thin as to be almost shaved, there is no need to cook them. Toasted walnut oil adds a classic French flavor to the salad, but you could also use almond or pecan oil, available online or gourmet/specialty markets. Store nut oils in the refrigerator, they turn rancid fairly quickly. Adapted from Chef Virginia Willis' cookbook, "Bon Appetit, Y'all"."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (295.7 g)
  • Calories 401.2
  • Total Fat - 28.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 18.3 mg
  • Sodium - 529 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 18.9 g
  • Protein - 14.5 g
  • Calcium - 303.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven 375º. Wrap beets individually in foil and bake directly on oven rack until completely tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. Remove from oven. When cool enough to handle, slip off skins and slice beets 1/4" thick. Set aside.

Step 2

While beets are roasting, toast walnuts in same oven til brown, about 10 minutes. Let the nuts cool slightly, coarsely chop them, and transfer to small bowl. Set aside.


Step 3

Whisk shallot, mustard and vinegar in small bowl. Add olive and walnut oils in a slow stream, whisking constantly until creamy an emulsified, season with salt & pepper.


Step 4

Toss the beets in a little of the dressing to coat. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt & pepper.

Step 5

To serve, divide the greens and beets among serving plates. Top with a spoonful of goat cheese and a sprinkling of toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Used less mustard and oil (and did roast them), and it came out great. The toasted walnut oil gives this a really great flavor.


review by:
(31 Dec 2015)

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