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: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Side Salad, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

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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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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34 Responses
  1. 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!

  2. 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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 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

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