Roasted Beet & Feta Salad

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad- Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top.  Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 6 SmartPoints!

 

 

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad-Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top. Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad-Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top. Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Going to a farmer’s market is like heaven on earth for me.  Fresh and local produce, local made breads, and local meats.  I could spend hours just walking up and down each aisle, smelling every fruit and admiring every vegetable.  One of my favorite vegetables to buy at a farmers market are beets.  My Roasted Beet & Feta Salad is a delicious, sweet yet savory salad great for lunch or dinner.  Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top.  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 6 SmartPoints.

 

Earlier this summer, my husband and I took a trip to Olympia, Washington to visit some friends of ours who used to live in Austin with us.  My husband and I absolutely LOVE the Northwest and have dreams of someday living there in the mountains and by a lake.  The Northwest is breathtakingly beautiful and so different from the landscape we live in.  During our visit, my husband went with “the guys” on an epic river fishing trip and I stayed back in Olympia with “the girls”.

 

Olympia is about 45 minutes away from Seattle and such a cute little city.  Artsy, kind of a hippie vibe, with fresh local vegetables everywhere you look!  Oh and coffee shops everywhere!  Since the guys were gone, it was just us girls so it was the perfectly opportunity to cook for someone other than my husband.  My girlfriend suggested that we go to the local farmer’s market to buy ingredients to make for dinner… and I was immediately in my happy place!

   

 

My husband and I go to our local farmers market almost every Saturday, so it’s a real treat to go to a different farmers market, especially in a different part of the country.  The Olympia Farmers Market was filled with so many amazing vendors and local farmers, and located on the banks of a lake.

 

 

When we first arrived, I was instantly in love… a huge display of local tomatoes and lettuce plants that were ready for you to take home in plant.  If only I had lived in Olympia so I could take them home 😉 .

 

**Disclaimer: after this trip when we got back home, I immediately went to the garden store and bought several seedling plants.  Thank you Olympia for the inspiration!

 

After walking around the market for a while, I finally decided it was time to put together a dinner menu and was instantly drawn to beets.

 

 

I absolutely LOVE beets and didn’t start cooking with them until a few years ago when I was vegetarian.  One of my favorite ways to cook beets, is to roast them and eat them cold on a salad.  Roasting beets is way easier than you think!  Just preheat an oven to 375 degrees, coat the beets (with skin on) with olive oil, salt & pepper, and wrap in aluminum foil.  Roast for 50 minutes until beets are tender.  Once roasted, remove from the oven and let the beets cool, then remove the skin.

 

If roasting whole beets is a bit intimidating for you, no problem!  At my grocery store in Indianapolis (and back in Austin), in the produce section there is already roasted beets packaged and ready to eat!

 

 

These beets have been roasted and peeled.  All you have to do is remove the beets from the package and dice up!

 

 

If you decide to buy already roasted beets, this salad will be made in no time!  Dice up the beets, chop up some pecans, and make my 5 Minute Honey Dijon Vinaigrette.

 

 

To a large bowl, add baby lettuce, diced beets, chopped pecans, feta cheese, and drizzle the top with the dressing.

 

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad-Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top.  Weight Watchers friendly recipe.  www.bitesofflavor.com

 

This salad is delectable, sweet yet savory, and will convince those “non-beet” eaters to love them!  Roasted Beet & Feta Salad is great for lunch or dinner.  Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top.  My 5 Minute Honey Dijon Vinaigrette goes perfect on top of this salad!  Only 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, including the dressing!

 

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad-Perfectly roasted beets on top of a bed of baby lettuce with chopped pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top.  Weight Watchers friendly recipe.  www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Serves 4

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad

6 SMARTPOINTS per serving

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ Cup Roasted Beets (I use 1 Package Love Beets Cooked Beets)
  • 5 Ounces (1 Package) Baby Lettuce Mix
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Pecans
  • ½ Cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
  • 8 Teaspoons 5 Minute Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Instructions

    To Roast Beets:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat beets with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap with foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast for 50 minutes or so until soft.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Once cool enough to handle, gently remove skin.
  6. To Assemble Salad:
  7. Dice beets and set aside.
  8. Make 5 Minute Honey Dijon Vinaigrette according to recipe instructions.
  9. Chop pecans and set aside.
  10. To a large bowl, add baby lettuce, diced beets, chopped pecans, and feta cheese. Mix well.
  11. 4 servings per recipe with 2 teaspoons 5 Minute Honey Dijon Vinaigrette per salad.

Notes

Nutrition and Weight Watchers calculation includes vinaigrette in the total. 2 teaspoons of vinaigrette per serving.

NUTRITION: Makes 4 - (6 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 175 FAT: 13.8 SATURATED FAT: 1.6 CARBS: 10.6 FIBER: 2.9 SUGARS: 6.8 PROTEIN: 6.8

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22 Comments

  1. This looks awesome!! My husband loves beets and I'm a huge feta fan! I'm totally adding this to our new recipes to try out.
  2. I absolutely love beets! When I was a kid, I would ask for beets and artichokes for dinner - and then I would have to eat my family's portions too, because they couldn't stomach more than a few bites of either vegetable! Roasting beets is the best way to get their earthy but sweet flavor to come out, but I love having Love Beets products there for salads, since roasting can take a while and stain your hands. Robin recently posted...In Celebration of Autumn: Perfectly Curated Songs, Quotes & PhotosMy Profile
    • Wow, that's amazing that you liked beets as a kid!! I totally agree about Love Beets.. it's nice that they are already roasted so you don't stain your hands :)!!
  3. Yum! This sounds fantastic! I love feta and pecans, and in a salad with beets sounds amazing. That Farmer's Market sounded wonderful too. I've always wanted to visit Washington.
  4. This salad looks incredible. I've had roasted beet salads before but this one looks really good. The sweetness of the beets pairs great with the salty freshness of the feta and pecans. Great recipe.
  5. I wonder how does it taste. Beet is like super healthy for us and Kristine said it's super delicious too. So definitely worth for a try. :) Anyways, thanks for the recipe, sweetie. <3

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