Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Orange Beet Vinaigrette

Earthy beets are paired with creamy goat cheese and a refreshing vinaigrette in this light summer salad.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 142 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician



  • 4 medium red or golden beets (about 12 ounces), scrubbed clean
  • Olive oil
  • 4 ounces baby arugula
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled

Orange Beet Vinaigrette:

  • ½ cup Natalie’s Orange Beet Juice
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Trim the tops off the beets and drizzle them with some olive oil. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the beets on it. Cover the beets with a second piece of foil, folding the edges to seal them. Roast in the oven until beets are fork tender, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly and then peel off the beet skins with a knife (do this under running water to minimize staining).
  3. While the beets are cooking, make the vinaigrette. Whisk the Natalie’s Orange Beet Juice, vinegar, and mustard together in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking continuously until incorporated. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut the beets into wedges and toss them with about 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette (the warm beets will absorb the vinaigrette better).
  5. Place the arugula in a salad bowl and toss it with just enough vinaigrette to coat the leaves. Pour the remaining vinaigrette into a mason jar or other container to serve on the side. Top the arugula with the roasted beets, walnuts and goat cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Orange Beet Vinaigrette (1 tablespoon): Calories 64; Fat 6.6g (Sat 0.9g); Protein 0.1g; Carb 0.9g; Fiber 0g; Sodium 9mg

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Orange Beet Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.1g14%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Sodium 103mg4%
Carbohydrates 10.5g4%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Protein 5.3g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.