RECIPE: Roasted Apple, Pear, and Beet Salad

Author:

Category:

It's beet season!

This is the time of year to focus on buying and eating root vegetables like beets. It’s also the perfect time to make use of seasonal fruit, such as apples and pears. Recipe creator Jenny Devivo combines them in a salad ripe with color, crunch, and flavor for the holiday table. 

Ingredients

5 small/medium beets, peeled and cut into wedges

2 red apples, cored and cut into wedges

2 just ripe green pears, cored and cut into wedges

Salt

Olive oil

1 small head radicchio, torn

2 small heads endive, leaves separated

Handful of romaine leaves, torn

1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled

1/2 cup roasted pecans

Dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots

1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon maple syrup

Zest and juice of 1/2 lime

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Place the apple and pear wedges on one baking tray and the beetroot wedges on the other. Spread into a single layer. Drizzle with oil and season with salt. Roast for 30–40 minutes or until slightly browned and tender. The beetroot will take a little longer. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile for the dressing, heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt, cook gently until softened, 2–4 minutes. Add the ginger and cook, stirring for an additional 1–2 minutes. Set aside to cool. 
  3. Place the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Add warm oil and whisk until emulsified. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Place the leaves, fruit, and beets on a large serving platter. Add the dressing and toss gently. Add the crumbled goat’s cheese and nuts just before serving.

Latest Stories

Flight School: How to Reduce Your Eco-Impact from Flying

Wondering how to choose an eco-friendly flight? Bluedot Living's Leslie Garrett shares her best tips for...

In a word: Psychogeology

I cannot offer you a dictionary definition of psychogeology because the word is not in the...

POLL: Would You Buy Solar from Ikea?

Would you be more likely to purchase solar panels if they were available at a large...

Dear Dot: Any Ideas for Earth-Friendly Wrapping Paper?

Dear Dot, My 10-year-old daughter is very eco-conscious and doesn’t want her gifts wrapped in anything that...

Humans in Bird Costumes Bring Whooping Cranes Back to Louisiana’s Wetlands

Eva Szyszkoski grew up on a farm on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where her family always had...

RECIPE: Chicken Tikka Masala

Everyone loves Nicole Cabot’s slow-cooked tikka masala, perfectly spiced with fork-tender pieces of chicken. It can...

RECIPE: Roasted Squash and Chestnut Tart

This savory tart is a colorful festival of autumnal flavors and a portable option to bring...

Read More

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here