Roasted Beet Salad with Feta & Walnuts

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This Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts & Feta is a vibrant and flavorful dish that combines the earthy sweetness of roasted beets with the crunch of walnuts and the tangy creaminess of feta cheese. Perfect as a side dish or a light meal, it’s both nutritious and delicious.

roasted beet salad with walnuts & feta

You’ll love this roasted beet salad for its delightful combination of textures and flavors. The roasted beets are tender and sweet, perfectly complemented by the crunchy walnuts and the creamy, tangy feta. It’s a visually stunning dish that’s also packed with nutrients.

Forget the mundane lettuce-tomato-cucumber salad routine; it’s time to explore beyond the ordinary. If you like this roasted beet salad you might want to try one of these creative summer salads next.

Helpful Tips

  • Roast Beets Evenly: To ensure your beets roast evenly, cut them into uniform sizes and wrap them in foil. Roast them at 400°F for about 45-60 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork. This method enhances their natural sweetness and makes them easier to peel.
  • Use Fresh Walnuts: For the best flavor and crunch, use fresh walnuts and toast them lightly in a dry skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. This brings out their natural oils and enhances their nutty flavor.
  • Balance the Dressing: A simple dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of honey works beautifully with this salad. The sweetness of the honey balances the earthiness of the beets and the tanginess of the feta.

With these tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious roasted beet salad that’s sure to impress and delight your taste buds.

roasted beet salad

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts & Feta

The roasted beets are tender and sweet, perfectly complemented by the crunchy walnuts and the creamy, tangy feta.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author :Laura Lynch


  • 4-5 medium beets trimmed and cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons (42 g) high-quality Extra Virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (10 g) agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup (58.5 g) walnuts lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup (75 g) feta cheese crumbled
  • 8 leaves (6 g) basil chiffonade
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Roast beets, or use pre-cooked beets for this salad.
  • To roast the beets, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Drizzle the beets with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap them individually in foil.
  • Place them on a baking sheet and roast for 45-60 minutes, or until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork. Larger beets may require additional roasting time.
  • Once the beets are tender, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  • Unwrap the beets and use a paper towel to rub off the skin, which should easily peel away.
  • Once fully cooled, slice the beets and arrange them on a plate.
  • In a small sealable container, add the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and agave. Seal the container and shake to combine.
  • Top the beets with toasted walnuts, feta cheese, and basil. Drizzle the dressing over the top and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


  • You can use prepackaged cooked beets for this recipe.
  • You can also change out the feta with blue cheese crumbles, if you like a stronger profile.
  • Pine nuts are a good substitute for the walnuts.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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