Roasted Beet Salad with Black Garlic & Orange Vinaigrette

roasted beet salad with black garlic & orange vinaigrette, goat cheese, and almonds

servings: 4

  • Author: Kayla Howey



Roasted Beets

  • 2 red beets
  • 2 golden beets
  • olive oil, kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper


  • 3 oz raw almonds

Black Garlic & Orange Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 3 cloves black garlic, smashed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1 orange, segmented
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbles
  • 8 oz mixed greens


Roasted Beets

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the tops and roots off of each beet, peel them, and cut them into medium-sized chunks.
  2. Spread them onto a sheet pan, keeping the red and golden separate. Drizzle with olive oil to coat. Season with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
  3. Roast in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until tender, tossing occasionally.


  1. Meanwhile, toast the almonds on a sheet pan in the same oven for 5 minutes, until nutty and fragrant.
  2. Let cool slightly and roughly chop.

Black Garlic & Orange Vinaigrette

  1. Whisk together the white wine vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, black garlic, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking until incorporated. Stir in the basil at the end.

To Serve

  1. Toss the lettuce greens with most of the vinaigrette. Spoon the beets onto the lettuce, drizzling more of the vinaigrette on top of them.
  2. Scatter the almonds, orange segments, and goat cheese around the salad.


  • You may not need to use all of the vinaigrette. It depends on how much you like on your salad. If you have extra, keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Use it on other salads, as a marinade for chicken or fish, or toss it with other roasted vegetables (carrots or broccoli would be good).
  • When toasting the almonds, keep a close eye on them. They can burn very easily. Pull them out of the oven as soon as they turn slightly golden and smell nutty.