Big Beautiful Beet, Carrot and Cucumber Salad

In the mood for a refreshing weekday salad? Check out this simple and delicious recipe!

I love making big salads for lunch and dinner! It’s a great way to use a number of ingredients in your refrigerator and also get a healthy, nutritious meal in. The colors in this recipe remind me of autumn – all the yellows, oranges and reds. I used a flavorful mix of Taproot Farm mixed greens, yellow and red beets, carrot, and cucumber. This recipe is easy to change-up with whatever vegetables you have on hand, proteins or toppings! I am all about mixing it up with whatever vegetables you need to use or using your favorite dressings. I hope you all enjoy this delicious recipe as much as we have – happy salad crafting!

Makes 4 to 6 Servings

*Beets need roasted for this recipe – please refer to these instructions: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-roast-beets-in-the-oven-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-172827

Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2019

The Kitchenologist©

@alyshamelnyk

Kitchen Tools:

Oven and Oven Safe Dish (*For roasting your beets)

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Knife

Ingredients:

1 Bag Mixed Greens of Choice

2 Bunches of Beets, Roasted and Thinly Sliced

1 Small Cucumber, Thinly Sliced

1 Large Carrot, Peeled and Thinly Sliced

1/3 Cup Goat Cheese (*Or cheese/nondairy cheese of choice)

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds (*I used a roasted and salted variety)

1/4 Cup Roasted Pine Nuts

Black Pepper

Dressings of Choice (I used a balsamic reduction)

Instructions:

  1. First, cook and peel your beets. I used these instructions to cook the beets beforehand: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-roast-beets-in-the-oven-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-172827
  2. Slice your beets, cucumbers and carrot.
  3. Arrange greens on the base of your bowl/tray. Top with beet, carrot and cucumber slices.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts.
  5. Season with black pepper and serve with salad dressing of choice.
  6. Enjoy! 🙂