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Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans with  Newman’s Own® Balsamic Vinaigrette is a light, but flavorful salad that makes a perfect lunch or addition to your dinner table. 

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Salad

I love roasted beets in salads.  I know not everyone is on board with beets {my husband} but I have always really liked them. I can eat them plain, but I especially enjoy them in a light salad.  Today’s Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans makes a really great light lunch salad or addition to your weeknight dinners.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

The roasted beets pair with soft, creamy goat cheese, crunchy, sweet pecans and one of my favorite greens, arugula.  The salad is topped off with Newman’s Own® Balsamic Vinaigrette, which is light but a great compliment to the salad.

You can use golden or red beets in this salad, either taste wonderful.  I have also used walnuts instead of pecans which are a good addition, just less sweet. If you make this salad ahead of time I suggest you wait to put the dressing on until you are ready to eat, so the salad doesn’t wilt.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

I make a big container of this salad and eat it for lunches during the week. It is nice to have something easy to eat when I am busy feeding my kids.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Now on to the fun part! Do you like to get competitive in the kitchen? Newman’s Own has a fun contest going on this summer called “Greens for Good” Salad Recipe Contest and you can participate!

Did you know that with every bottle of Newman’s Own salad dressing that you buy, you’re helping charitable causes.  Newman’s Own dressing makes a difference in your salad, while it also makes a difference for charity.  Since Paul Newman started his “All Profits To Charity” company Newman’s Own, the Newman’s Own Foundation have given more than $430 million to thousands of charities. Paul Newman believed that “From salad dressing, all blessings flow.”

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Newman’s Own Green For Good Salad Recipe Contest invites you to showcase your favorite salad, using Newman’s Own Dressing, for an opportunity to direct a $35,000 donation to their charity of choice.

The Greens of Good Salad Recipe Contest is a perfect way to get your daily dose of healthy greens and help make an impact on a charity that you really care about! Entries for this year’s Greens for Good Salad Recipe Contest run from June 23, 2015 to August 21, 2015.

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On October 21, 2015, Newman’s Own will announce the $35,000 grand prize winner and charity, as well as nine runners-up, who will each direct $1,000 donations to their selected nonprofits. The top ten finalists will be posted online at NewmansOwn.com/GreensforGood for public voting to help determine the top nine finalists and the Grand Prize winners.

Want to enter your best salad? Click Here to Submit Your Recipe.

 
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I would love to hear your feedback.  What did you like? Did you change anything? Did the recipe turn out to your liking? Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans with Newman’s Own® Balsamic Vinaigrette is a light, but flavorful salad that makes a perfect lunch or addition to your dinner table.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium beets, scrubbed, leaves trimmed, roasted {you can use red or golden beets}
  • Olive oil for cooking beets
  • 7 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pecans halves
  • 2 Tablespoons Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Scrub and trim the leaves off of the beets. Lightly coat the beats with olive oil.
  2. Using aluminum foil wrap the beets and place them on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. While the beets are cooking combine the arugula, goat cheese and pecans in a large salad bowl.
  4. Once the beets have cooled add them to the salad and toss the dressing in.
  5. Serve as a light lunch or with dinner.
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Giveaway {closed}: Congrats to Steph for winning {#35 comment picked via rafflecopter}. Check your email!

To enter the $25 gift card giveaway leave a comment telling me what your favorite salad to eat is.

*The giveaway will close on July 22nd, 2015 at 12PM EST.

*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Prize is provided by Newman’s Own.

This post is sponsored by Newman’s Own. As always opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Cedar Spoon possible. 

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Ann

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

I am obsessed with chicken blue cheese salads!

Mary @ Fit and Fed

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

This type of salad is right up my alley. My husband and I both love arugula, and beets and goat cheese are a classic combination. We have dinner salads frequently, so it's hard to pick a favorite, but one I like includes chopped apples, greens, candied pecans, and dried cherries.

Emily Smith

Monday 20th of July 2015

My favorite salad has romaine lettuce, fresh spinach, bacon, corn salsa, grilled chicken and bbq ranch dressing.

Gina M

Monday 20th of July 2015

My favorite salad is romaine lettuce, homemade italian dressing, olives, and crumbled feta cheese.

Thanks for the chance to win! wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

Steph

Sunday 19th of July 2015

I'm boring I know . I like caeser salads.

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