Roasted Beet and Feta Salad

Deep magenta with accents of white and green, serve this salad as a side dish or a first course.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Roasted Beet and Feta Salad

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    Ingredients

    6 small beets, scrubbed but unpeeled 2 tbsp chopped mint
    2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 tsp honey
    4 oz (115 g) arugula 3 tbsp olive oil, for dressing
    4 oz (115 g) feta cheese, cubed

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the beets in a roasting pan. Add 1/2 cup water and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Roast about 1 3/4 hrs, or until tender.

    • 2

      Uncover the beets and let cool. Peel and dice the beets.

    • 3

      Whisk the vinegar, mustard, and honey together in a small bowl, then whisk in the oil. Combine the beets, onions, and dressing in a bowl and toss. Sprinkle the arugula, feta, and mint over the top. Toss gently, and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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