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Roasted Beet Kale Salad

Make a delicious roasted beet kale salad with this easy recipe.

Even though I want it to be fall, it is still hot during the day.  Today, my daughter played at the splash pad it was so hot.  And being outside in the heat always makes me want something fresh and light for lunch.  And something easy too!  

But I want a bit of fall in there.  This roasted beet kale salad is the best kind of fresh salad for lunch or as a side to a dinner (I love it next to some grilled chicken or other smokey dinner from the grill).  The roasted beets are a great way to add some rustic fall goodness to a bright, fresh salad.

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This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.
As the hoards of kale are coming out of our garden this year, I am trying all kinds of new ways to use it up, but I always come back to this salad.  It is definitely a favorite at our house.  My kids love it, especially because I spiralize the beets into noodles before roasting them and that makes it more fun to eat.  Once I told my son they were worms, he thought what was disgusting, and awesome!

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

I’m going to keep it simple today (it’s been a crazy week) and get right to this easy salad.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

I like to spiralize my beets to make them fun (like I said above) and because they roast so fast.  I love roasted beets so much but hate waiting an hour for them, when you spiralize them into the small noodle size, you can roast them in 6-8 minutes.  Total score for this mom!  If you do not have a spiralizer, go ahead and use chopped roasted beets.  If you’ve been wanting a spiralizer, go get one!  You won’t be disappointed.

Before you spiralize the beets, you need to chop the top and bottom off so it’s mostly flat, then peel them.  I do that easily with a potato peeler.  I used candy cane beets in this video (that is the kind I planted in my garden this year).  You can use any beets, golden beets are great in this salad too!

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Then quickly run them through the spiralizer.  Look at those beautiful beet noodles!

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Now put all your beet noodles on a baking tray, add a splash of olive oil (about 1/2 Tbsp) and toss with your fingers.  Then roast the beets in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.  I like to keep them a little firmer so I usually go only 6 minutes.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

While your beets are roasting, chop or tear up your kale leaves into bit sized pieces.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Drizzle lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon and about 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil over your kale leaves.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Now massage the lemon juice and olive oil into the kale leaves until they are wilted.  This will make a beautiful dressing for your salad and remove the bitterness of the kale.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

When your beets are done, plate your salad.  For a lunch, I split the kale between 2 bowls, for a side for dinner, I just serve it family style in a big bowl.  Top with your roasted beet noodles and shaved parmesan cheese and your are ready to eat!

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

It’s such a beautiful salad.  I love the bold color of the beets next to the deep green of the kale.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

I hope I have lots more kale to use up in delicious salads as the weather cools and the root veggies are harvested.  I need to add some spiralized sweet potatoes and carrots to this salad too!

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

This roasted beet kale salad so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Roasted Beet Kale Salad

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This roasted beet kale salad is so fresh and delicious. It is perfect as a light lunch or as a side for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 large beet
  • 1 small bunch kale (about 3-4 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • shaved parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut both ends of your beet and peel with a potato peeler. Spiralize them using the small noodle blade of a spiralizer.
  3. Place the noodles on a sheet pan and drizzle with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. Toss to evenly coat noodles. Roast in the oven for 6-8 minutes until desired doneness.
  4. Cut or tear kale into bit sized pieces. Drizzle with juice from 1/2 lemon and 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. Massage into kale until leaves are wilted.
  5. Top with roasted beets and shaved parmesan cheese.
  6. Enjoy!

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Shann Eva

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Great dinner idea..it's still super hot and humid here too. My son would love eating "worms." Thanks for the tip about the Kale too. I find it bitter, so this helps. Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week, and hope to see you again next week.

Kati Farrer

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

What boy wouldn't want to eat worms? Ha ha! And massaging the kale makes all the difference, my kids will eat plain kale massaged with a little oil and lemon or vinegar.

Lou Lou Girls

Saturday 29th of August 2015

Loving this and I'm drooling right now! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

Kati Farrer

Sunday 30th of August 2015

Thank you :) And I'll definitely see you again on Monday!

Cristina @ I Say Nomato

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

I love this salad! It looks so gorgeous, and I love that you roast the beets to just give it that much more flavour and texture.

Kati Farrer

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

Thanks Cristina! The colors of this salad definitely help make it even tastier.

Kim~madeinaday

Monday 24th of August 2015

I have not tried beet salad before! I like the spiraling! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my Twitter. We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week! Best, Kim

Kati Farrer

Monday 24th of August 2015

Thanks Kim. I love beets and on a salad they are awesome.

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