I loved reading about your fitness routines and your little tweaks. Y’all are a bunch of healthy folks! But I kind of knew that already. 🙂
Speaking of fitness routines, my body is telling me to make today a rest day so I’m going to listen. Which means, after I’m done blogging, I’ve got about 1.5 hours to enjoy before bed time! Whatever shall I do? Hmmm….
When Rob and I went to Virginia last weekend, we also stopped at a produce stand on the side of the road and I picked up some local beets. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to make a beet salad similar to one I had in Philadelphia last Thanksgiving. Problem was, I couldn’t remember a thing that was in it.
So, I made up my own salad with things I have on hand (including some things I have in major abundance) and I loved it!
Beet Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts & Mint
- 2 beets
- 2 T blue cheese
- 2 T walnuts, toasted and chopped
- 2 t olive oil
- 2 t white wine vinegar (or whatever vinegar you have on hand)
- 1 T chopped mint, plus extra to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Scrub your beats under running water, place on a baking sheet, and roast for 20-25 minutes. You want them to be just slightly cooked – soft enough to pierce with a fork but not totally tender.
- Let beets sit until cool enough to handle, then remove skins. You may have to cut the skins off.
- Spiralize your beets or just dice, thinly slice, grate, whatever you feel like. [I tried to spiralize mine but I had some technical difficulties so I had a sliced/spiral combo.]
- Add remaining ingredients to your beets, toss well and enjoy!
Nutrition Stats per serving [calculated using CalorieCount.com]: 141 calories, 11.6 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 1.5 g fiber, 4.5 g protein
Are you a fan of blue cheese? I used to hate it, but now I’m a grown up huge fan. Such a little amount adds so much flavor!
Jessica @ How Sweetat
I love, love, love blue cheese! I also didn’t like it growing up, but am obsessed with it now.
Fresh beets just taste so much better than canned! Too bad they are kind of a pain to prepare, but so worth it! I love them in my salad.
Alex @ IEatAsphaltat
I had a beet salad tonight for dinner with goat cheese and a balsamic reduction. It was to die for. I’m pretty sure that golden beets are my favorite vegetable. Ever.
Mmm beets. I could eat them forever. That salad is BEAUTIFUL!! I love blue cheese, but it makes my tummy hurt – sad day.
Lisa @ I'm an Okieat
I am NOT a fan of blue cheese but your salad looks straight out of a fancy restaurant! 🙂
Lindsay @ Summit Sandwichesat
I used to hate blue cheese as well….but now, it’s one of my favorite cheese! It has such a distinct taste, and I find it delicious! It certainly isn’t something I can down in large quantities though (unlike most cheeses…sigh….I’m a cheese monster). A little blue cheese goes a LONG way.
I like blue cheese, but not too strong. Its no goat cheese, but it certainly has its place. I am going to try to recreate the beet salad that I had the blogger dinner-I can’t stop thinking about it! Yours looks So delicious!
[email protected]'s Going The Distanceat
I don’t know why, but I can’t get myself to like beets yet. Maybe I’ll try it again 🙂
[email protected] the Road to Recoveryat
I don’t think I’ve given beets a chance in a few years! I’m putting this on my recipe to-do list…
Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diariesat
I love, love, love bleu cheese. But I loathe beets. I just can’t get into them. Beets and parsnips = YUCK! Haha. Funny how everyone’s tastes are different. Isn’t it?
Tracey @ I'm Not Superhumanat
This salad looks great. I love blue cheese, and I love beets. I had a great salad with some arugula, salt-roasted beets, goat cheese, crushed pistachios, and ruby red grapefruit. I’ve made it since and it’s so good.
Beautiful looking salad. I do heart blue cheese but I have a hard time cooking beets. I do like them, but mine never come out as good as when someone else makes them, bummer.
I’m not a fan of beets, but maybe I need to give them another go. Blue Cheese is good with me as long as it’s in small doses on a salad or drizzled on chips, but it is certainly an acquired taste. Walnuts in a salad are the perfect crunch!
Jennifer @ shesafitchickat
You are brilliant. That’s all!! 🙂
Man, I really wish I liked beets! I think they look beautiful but I think the beets texture coupled with the taste makes me double-ly not like them. Anyway, the recipe looks great and my dad grows beets in his garden and eats/cooks them many different ways so I DO feel like I’m missing out!
I like blue cheese in small doses. I’m more of a goat cheese fiend though!
Yum!!! I loooove blue cheese and oddly have since I was little. The stinkier the better 🙂
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever tried blue cheese. I’m a little weary but I’ll try (almost…) anything once! I can see it pairing really well with beets for some reason though, the salad looks fab!
I haaaate blue cheese!!! Not sure if that one will ever grow on me! The salad looks delish though! I could sub out the blue for goat 🙂