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healthy arugula beetroot and feta cheese salad on white plate
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Healthy Arugula Beet Salad With Feta Cheese

This super delicious and healthy beet salad with feta cheese and arugula is easy to make and bursting with flavors. A perfect balance of sweet and salty taste makes it a true crowd pleaser!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish, side salad, Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 265kcal

Ingredients

For Salad –

  • 3 beetroots cooked and sliced
  • 6 oz baby arugula
  • cup walnuts toasted (or any other nuts)
  • cup feta cheese crumbled

For Salad Dressing –

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ordinary, not aged or glazed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon crushed pepper
  • Salt as needed taste first and add only if needed

Instructions

How To Cook Beets?

  • First step is prepping beetroot. You can choose to make any kind – steamed in instant pot, roasted in oven or boiled.
  • I personally love the texture of instant pot beets. It works great for salads.
  • Oven roasted is not bad either.
  • Once beetroot is cooked, remove it and let it rest for few seconds. Peel off the skin and slice it up.
  • We are now ready to get that healthy arugula beet salad made.

Toasting Nuts

  • This recipe uses walnuts. You can use any other nuts of your choice like pine nuts, almonds.
  • Spread nuts onto a baking tray. Toast it in oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 3 to 4 minutes. Nuts will burn pretty fast. Keep a close eye and remove it promptly.

What Goat Cheese Is Best?

  • It’s always best to buy block or cubed fresh goat/feta cheese. It tastes better and has great fresh flavor to it. Use your hands to crumble feta cheese and add it to the salad. If you find it hard to crumbled feta with fingers, use a fork and break it up roughly and add it to the salad.

Simple Salad Dressing

  • In a bowl whisk together olive oil, honey or maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, crushed pepper.

Assemble Salad

  • In a large plate or salad bowl start arranging the salad. Spread fresh arugula or any other salad greens.
  • Spread sliced beetroot over arugula.
  • Crumble and throw in the toasted walnuts.
  • Crumbled feta cheese and pile it up on the salad.
  • When you are ready to serve the salad, drizzle the dressing on top and serve immediately.

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Notes

  • You can choose to make any kind – steamed in instant pot, roasted in oven or boiled.
  • While toasting nuts, keep a close eye and remove it promptly. Nuts will burn pretty fast. 
  • It’s always best to buy block or cubed fresh goat/feta cheese. It tastes better and has great fresh flavor.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1082IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg