A roasted beet salad shows how this multi-talented ruby red veg can make a salad sing with very few ingredients or preparation.
One of the things I love about this salad, especially for picnics, is apart from roasting the beets, which we give you all the tips for here in our Roasted Beet Recipe, this salad requires very little preparation. If you have any beets leftover, you might want to try our Bagels with Roasted Beets and Parmesan Pea Spread.
For a picnic, pack your beets in a container to marinate and your salad ingredients in another. When you lay out your picnic, simply dress your salad with the beets. There isn’t even really a dressing as such as the beets in balsamic do all the work.
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Easily adaptable, this recipe uses beets as the foundation so you can experiment with other ingredients to suit the season or taste. We recommend pears as an addition when in season and pistachios as an alternative to walnuts. You can also switch feta for goats cheese or even a blue cheese crumbled over works well.
You can easily make this recipe a vegan picnic salad by using vegan cheese, or none at all.
Sensible Picnic Salad Storage Containers
These stylish 2 in 1 containers (16 oz | 450 gm and 21.5 oz | 610 gm) are perfect for picnic salads. Triple-Layered Vacuum-Insulation keeps salads cold for hours and they can double as a serving bowl. They come in a range of gorgeous colours and designs to suit your picnic style.