Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

by Marla on February 15, 2013 · 35 comments

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Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Is everyone ready for the long weekend? Time off to enjoy family, friends and in my case lots of skiing & eating…

This Rustic Roasted Beets & Sweet Potato Salad is simple to prepare and well worth spending just a little bit of time in the kitchen.

Maple Citrus Roasted Pecans | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Remember my Maple Citrus Roasted Pecans? They are in this salad too. They offer up crunchy sweet satisfaction.

Dress this salad however you wish. I like a citrus dressing, just a simple twist of fresh lemon and olive oil.

Rustic Roasted Beet Sweet Potato Salad | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Roasting root veggies (any veggies really)  brings out so much flavor. A few times a week I take a few giant sheet pans, chop up vegetables and roast the heck out of them. Here are a few recipes you might like with roasted veggies:

Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Another wintery salad you gotta check out is my Bacon, Sweet Potato, Pomegrante Spinach Salad.

For good measure you have to add some creamy avocado chunks to this too.

Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

What are your favorite ingredients to add to a winter salad?

Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of Beets
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • a drizzle Maple Syrup
  • 1 Avocado
  • Baby Spinach Leaves
  • Maple Roasted Pecans

Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees F with the racks in the middle. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat liner. Slice the beets and sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch sticks. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup. Toss with your hands adding some cinnamon, garlic salt and pepper. Bake for about 40-45 minutes until slightly browned, caramelized and very soft.
  • Plate spinach leaves with roasted beets and sweet potatoes. Top with avocado and maple pecans. Serve with lemon juice and olive oil or any favorite salad dressing.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2013/02/15/rustic-roasted-beet-sweet-potato-salad-recipe/

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 HeatherChristo February 15, 2013 at 7:09 am

Holy cow Marla- that is one is beautiful salad and so full of healthy colorful vegetables!

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2 Rosa February 15, 2013 at 7:19 am

A splendid salad! So colorful, tasty and healthy.

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 Jenny Flake February 15, 2013 at 7:26 am

Great salad Marla! Loving the vibrant colors!

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4 Julie @ Table for Two February 15, 2013 at 7:34 am

you make me want to eat salads every day. all your salads and healthy veggie dishes are gorgeous and so colorful!! roasted veggies are such a winner in any salad – the flavor is incredible!

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5 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme February 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

Such a beautiful salad!

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6 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

So pretty and healthy–love it!

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7 Carla @ Carlas Confections February 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

Oooh I love that the beets and sweet potatoes are roasted. They look so pretty and rustic. You come up with the best salad flavors!

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8 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

Gorgeous! Loving the flavors in this!

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9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

I love roasted veggies, what a great salad!

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10 fabiola@notjustbaked February 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

It is quite a beautiful salad, with the lovely colors once again. Best way to eat a salad. I love a simple lemon and olive oil drizzle as well. Brightens up the veggie flavors and is so easy.

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11 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts February 15, 2013 at 11:19 am

Marla,
This salad looks simply delicious. I love to roast veggies but it never occurred to me to eat them on a salad. Great idea!

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12 Maria February 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love everything about this salad!

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13 Gaby February 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

totally obsessed with this salad – beyond gorgeous :) Miss u Marla!!

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14 sally @ sallys baking addiction February 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I just love your photography Marla. :) This is SUCH a beautiful salad. I love roasted sweet potatoes so much!

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15 Marla February 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Why thank you sweet Sally :)

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Roasted beets are like nature’s candy! People who say they don’t like beets haven’t had them done right, I swear. And of course, sweet potatoes are their own little candy. Glorious pairing!

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17 Marla February 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Averie, they totally are a treat in and of themselves ~ when you let them be ;)

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18 Kate@Diethood February 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

So vibrant and colorful! I could definitely hang out with this damn-good-for-me salad! :)

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19 Marla February 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Yup. Damn good for ya Kate!

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20 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

This is such a colorful, creative little salad you put together Marla! It looks so delicious and just the freshness I need as winter winds down.

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21 Ari @ Ari's Menu February 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I seriously can’t get over how unbelievably gorgeous every single photo on this post is! I was captivated from the first one, and every time I scrolled down, I was just blown away!

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22 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet February 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

LOVE this salad! How wonderful to make it rustic style! Have a fabulous weekend, Marla!

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23 Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm

The roasted veggies are such a great addition to this healthy salad!

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24 Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste February 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm

This is absolutely stunning, Marla! What a great mix of flavors and textures!

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25 Kankana February 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I think root vegetables tastes much better when roasted! And I love a colorful dish :)

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26 Marian (Sweetopia) February 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

So inspiring! Your photos, the healthy salad! Love everything about it. :)

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27 Reem February 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I’m loving the flavors here Marla!
Specially the sweetness maple syrup must have added to the beets… Yum. ..
Lovely n colorful salad.

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28 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm

A beautiful plate filled with colorful deliciousness!!!

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29 Damaris February 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm

This looks so good. I’ve been really into salads lately. I’m excited to try this one. Hope all is well with you and yours.
xoxo

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30 Cara February 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

Not only are these some of my favorite foods, but favorite colors as well. Gorgeous!

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31 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

Thank you for sharing my link! And this salad is just gorgeous! I sure wish I was having it for lunch!

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32 zerrin February 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

This is a salad I can have any time of year! It looks like a real feast with all these healthy ingredients! I love that it has spinach and avocado! Also, love that beet and sweet potatoes are roasted in this salad!

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