Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

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Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette - the perfect light salad for your weekend party! Takes minutes to make! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #vegetarian #glutenfree

Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette – the perfect light salad for your weekend summer party! Takes minutes to make!

Sometimes my momma bear kicks in and I just want to throw a big rock at cars that drive by!

The speed limit in our neighborhood, like ALL other neighborhoods is 20 mph. Yet, some people think its a good idea to drive 40/50 mph down our street so they can get to their part of the neighborhood. Because you know .. that 10 extra seconds is going to make a world of difference when they get home.

As a mom of a 3 year old this kills me, I just don’t understand why – when people SEE kids playing in the front yard or driving around on their bike that they should still go fast! Or TEXT while they are driving!!!!!

Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette - the perfect light salad for your weekend party! Takes minutes to make! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #vegetarian #glutenfree

Think people!

These are the times when my momma bear comes out. I get in defense mode and want to throw a large rock at cars that are driving by fast to protect my baby from these unintelligent people!

Maybe I should. I guess if I do at least they will remember that crazy lady on the street who throws rocks at cars and will slow down or better yet, avoid our street!! 🙂

Ok, rant over! And beware of flying rocks. 🙂

Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette - the perfect light salad for your weekend party! Takes minutes to make! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #vegetarian #glutenfree

Onto this Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese!

Have ya’ll ever had the Beet Salad at Cheesecake Factory? I had it for the first time a couple of months ago and fell in love, so I decided to reinvent it at home!

These red and golden beets are laid on a bed of spicy arugula, topped with sliced almonds, fresh crumbled goat cheese, fresh thyme, and then drizzled with a light honey dijon vinaigrette.

Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette - the perfect light salad for your weekend party! Takes minutes to make! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #vegetarian #glutenfree

Seriously perfection!

Its light, easy to make, and tastes like a dream that keeps your taste buds guessing with all the different textures and flavor profiles – from sweet, spicy, creamy, and tangy. Ah-mazing!

I brought this dish to a friends BBQ Pool Party and it was gone in seconds! People couldn’t get enough, and I know you won’t be able to either!

Bon Appetite!

Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette - the perfect light salad for your weekend party! Takes minutes to make! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #vegetarian #glutenfree

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Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with sliced almonds, fresh thyme, and creamy goat cheese then drizzled with a honey dijon vinaigrette - the perfect light salad for your weekend party! Takes minutes to make! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #vegetarian #glutenfree

Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 5 mins
  • yield Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Side Salad, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

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Ingredients

  • 6 oz. of fresh arugula
  • 1 golden roasted beet, sliced
  • 2 red roasted beets, sliced
  • 2 oz. of crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme

Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry basil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, dry basil, salt, and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined! Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add fresh arugula, golden beets, red beets, sliced almonds, goat cheese, and fresh thyme.
  3. Drizzle with dijon vinaigrette, toss, and serve.

Notes

For directions on how to cook beets click here

Inspired by Cheesecake Factory Beet Goat Cheese Salad

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30 Responses
  1. Laura O|Petite Allergy Treats

    I hear mama on the need to slow down! It’s the same story on our street. I give the stare down only to not be seen due to texting too… Love this healthy salad with rich colors!

  2. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Even as a mama to be, I get freaked out driving too quickly in our neighborhood! I am always looking all around to ensure no kids are around! And Cheesecake Factory has these types of meals now?! I need to go back…but rather I will just make your version to save my money 😉

    1. Krista

      THANK YOU!!! More people just need to be conscious about it ya know!

      And yeah gurl! Go get make you this salad and then get a slice of cheesecake from the “factory” 🙂 The baby needs it! hehe

  3. Melanie | Melanie Makes

    YES! I often wish I had some type of device to zap drivers I see using their phones. Drives me crazy!

    And seriously – this is one gorgeous salad!

    1. Krista

      Genius… wish someone would come up with that device and put it on shark tank I would so support them!!! 🙂

      Thanks on the salad props girl!

  4. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

    OH man I know exactly what you mean about drivers! Our back gate opens up to the rear of our elementary school and I can’t tell you how many dummies drive through the back school parking lot OVER THE GRASS to the school’s shed. Like literally feet from where the neighborhood playground is! OK rant over. But this salad looks amazing – goat cheese and beets together have to be a great match!

    1. Krista

      Really!!! Through a park… people have patience! That 15 seconds is not going to make or break your day!

      Thanks on the salad front chica!

  5. tanya

    OMG, I love that you throw rocks… you do what you have to do! I never knew golden beats even existed! Now I must find them so I can recreate this at home!

    1. Krista

      haha.. I haven’t done it yet.. but I am totally tempted too.

      And yes, golden beets are the jewel of the vegetable aisle! So much delicious sweetness!

  6. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me

    I hear ya’ throw that rock! I am always waving my arms at drivers trying to get them to slow down.
    This salad is grogeous! I love beats and goat cheese together, can’t wait to try the recipe.

    1. Krista

      Glad i’m not the only one! 🙂

      Thanks Amy, beets and goat cheese were just meant for each other, don’t ya think?

  7. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    The first time I really had beats as an adult when during our lunch at Whole Foods. I can’t say I love them, but I am willing to try again. By the looks of this salad, it might be a good place to start!

    1. Krista

      haha… yeah, they were ok at whole foods, they weren’t as sweet as they normally are. If they were sweet you would love them!

  8. Kirsten

    Krista,
    Beets and goat cheese play so nicely together! I’ve never had golden beets in any farm share (and we’re on our 10th year) but I keep hoping I’ll get some. They look so pretty!
    Thanks!

  9. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

    What a beautiful salad Krista. I’ve just recently fallen in love with beets, never had a yellow one and now I absolutely must. I’m sick of people, mostly teens, driving fast in our neighborhood too. We petitioned our city board and had a four way stop installed at the intersection right by our house for this very reason. Guess what they do now? Just drive right through the stop signs….crazy world.

    1. Krista

      Seriously! I can’t believe that! What is wrong with people? I will never understand it!

      Pumped you liked the salad girl and definitely need to try those golden beets!

  10. Nutmeg Nanny

    This is one gorgeous looking salad! I hate speeders in neighborhoods. It’s too dangerous to be speeding around little kids!

    1. Krista

      Right! Every day I contemplate whether to break someones window or not so they learn! Grr…

      Thanks on the salad! 🙂

  11. Beth

    Krista, I can totally relate! When I see people texting and driving, I want to put them under citizen’s arrest! HELLO! Where are the police, because I see it all the time!

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