Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Roasted Beet, Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad

Good morning! I hope that you had a great weekend and did not suffer too much from Huricane Matthew. We had 87 mile an hour wind gusts, tons or rain, lots of flooding in the area and trees down all over the place. Thankfully that was it. It was the perfect excuse to stay home. 

I love the holidays and I love eating so as I said a few weeks ago I am really tying to eat better so that I can enjoy all of the tasty treats that I love to bake. For the most part my "go to" meal is a salad, especially if I am being lazy. 

This salad is so easy and it is delicious, the hardest part is roasting the beets. Then you pile everything on the greens and voila dinner is served. 

Roasted Beet, Apples, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad


3 Beets
4 cups mixed greens
1 granny smith apple
2 tablespoons blue cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 375. Wash the beets and cut of the stems. Place beets on aluminum foil drizzle with olive oil, wrap the place the aluminum foil packet on a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes or until beets are cooked through. Remove from over and cool 10 minutes. Then slice and add to the greens.
Slice apples and place on salad, sprinkle with blue cheese, pecans, and pumpkin seeds. Serve with your favorite dressing. 

What did I tell you, easy peasy, fresh ingredients and you have the perfect meal. I sometimes add chicken breast or an egg for a little protein which you can do as well. What is your favorite fall salad?

Have a great day!


  1. Looks positively yummy! Can I have one of your fabulous desserts too? Have a good week!

  2. Know what? This has inspired me to eat better as well. Love the way this looks, and I like beets too. I need to lose weight (I've been saying that over & over), and now would be a great time to begin anew, wouldn't it? Sending you a big hug....

  3. This looks delicious, Elizabeth! My husband adores beets so I know he will love this. Hope you have a wonderful week, my dear! xoxo

  4. Here in France, you can buy beets already roasted! At the market. I prefer to buy them raw and cook them or not....I often just mix them into something else, like tomato sauce (they make it nice and sweet, and give a beautiful deep red color). Believe it or not, my kid adores beets (thank you, French public school lunches), so we have them pretty often.
    Glad you didn't get too much damage with Matthew. But poor Haiti!

  5. Oh my friend, I am late, but what a great salad! So many wonderful ideas out there now with the harvest upon us. I love the crunch of apples and nuts mixed with veggies!

  6. It sounds good, though I've got a bit of an aversion to pecans. The only nut that does that to me.


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