Radiant Beet and Lettuce Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Radiant Beet and Lettuce Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Radiant Beet and Lettuce Salad with Yogurt Dressing 

Beets have so much flavor and color that when they’re the centerpiece of a salad the rest can be quite simple and carry through just fine.  That’s how I feel about this simple beet salad, it’s mostly just beets and lettuce and can be whipped up in a minute or two, but I find myself craving the taste of this exact salad every now and then.  The beets and lettuce have a nice contrast of texture with one being smooth and the other rough and crunchy.  I recommend cutting them up smaller as shown in my picture.  As far as the dressing, I have kept it simple and healthy too.  It saddens me that people eat salad to lose weight or get healthier and pour on dressings that undermine their efforts and negate the health benefits of all vegetables they just ate.  Part of it is that they may not know just how bad those dressings are.  Another factor is that also may not know how fast and easy (and fun!) it would be for them to whip up their own healthy dressing.  This one has Greek yogurt, lemon and a touch of this and a dash of that.. voila, done.  Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.

Radiant Beet and Lettuce Salad with Yogurt Dressing

As a kid I hated beets!  It’s funny how a reaction or association from age 5 (or even younger) can carry with us for years and years.  Even through my twenties I would skip the beets at a salad bar and never even consider ordering them in a dish at a restaurant.  About five years ago a friend of mine ordered a smoothie with beets and I had to try it just because of the radiant color. It was wonderful.  I tried making a few different dishes with beets and yes, they were wonderful too.  It made me think back to the 20+ years that I had passed on this vegetable and how it could have been my buddy all of those years… such regret!  Well now is my time to make up for it, so expect to see a number of dishes where beets are the star of the dish or in the supporting cast.  Word to the wise, if you hated something as a kid I recommend you try them every now and then just to make sure you still feel the same way.  Brussel sprouts are another one that I changed my tune on and wish it had been years ago!

Radiant Beet and Lettuce Salad with Yogurt Dressing
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Beet and Lettuce Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 2 Beets
  • 2 cups of Lettuce
  • Yogurt Dressing :
  • 2 Tablespoon of Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Hemp Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash Beets. Remove the top and the root of the beets.
  3. Peel the skin. Place the beets on a baking sheet or wrap in aluminum foil
  4. Roast for about 15 minutes
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together all yogurt dressing ingredients except oil. Drizzle oil in slowly until fully combined. Feel free to add a little more honey/agave nectar and salt, according to your taste buds
  6. Remove the beets from the oven and cut small or slice
  7. Mix beets and lettuce in a salad bowl and Immediately toss with salad dressing
  8. Serve and Enjoy

 

 

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50 Comments

  • Reply YellowTennessee Aug 16, 2015 at 12:51 am

    This looks amazing. My kids love beets thankfully. I am sure that they would love this.

  • Reply CYNTHIA NICOLETTI Aug 16, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I love beets. They are healthy and so is your recipe. Thank You for sharing !!

  • Reply Vera Sweeney Aug 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

    I am sure my diet could benefit from more beets in it. Your salad looks delicious, the bright color looks amazing.

  • Reply Eileen Aug 16, 2015 at 8:20 am

    My mom always added some sugar beets in her potato salad and it tastes wonderful! I would love to give your recipe a try.

  • Reply Tanya Lara Aug 16, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I love beets! This salad looks so yummy, I”m gonna try it soon. I’m crazy now actually for Japanese dressing with roasted sesame, I think it will work with this salad too.

  • Reply Dogvills Aug 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Healthy and delicious! I would love to try the yogurt dressing. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Miranda (Myrabev) Aug 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Looks really delicious, my mother in law makes similar salad. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Jacob Fu Aug 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    YUMM! That looks really good. We aren’t a big fan of beets but we’ve had a few really good beet dishes lately so we’re starting to come around.

  • Reply Jaime N. Aug 16, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    The color is absolutely amazing on this salad! I can’t believe how it pops so beautifully. If it tastes half as good as it looks then what a hit!

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson Aug 17, 2015 at 4:09 am

    What a gorgeous and healthy salad! I love the combination of ingredients and your beetroot really pops in the photo to me!

  • Reply Heather Aug 17, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Oh you know, I am so sorry, I just have never liked beets, but I suppose maybe it was all in how it was cooked. The way I had it growing up was from a can. But maybe adulthood has changed my sense of taste and I could give them another try.

  • Reply Alison Aug 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

    I’ve never been a big fan of beets, but this actually looks pretty delicious. I think I’d be willing to give them a try again.

  • Reply ronleyba (@ronley_ph) Aug 17, 2015 at 9:26 am

    This is what I want right now. Drooling over this salad veggies. Love it.

  • Reply Nikki Aug 17, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I love salad, this one look something new in my eye. I wanna grab this yummy lettuce salad lol.

  • Reply The Rebel Chick Aug 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    This salad looks so pretty and colorful you just want to take a bite. Not being a big beet eater, I’d be willing to give this a try.

  • Reply Mistee Dawn Aug 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Yum! That looks so good and it is so pretty, too! I will definitely be making this recipe!

  • Reply Mykidsguide Aug 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    This salad looks tasty and refreshing. I have never tried adding beets to my salad. I need to try this.

  • Reply Jeanette Aug 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I have never tried a beet salad. It looks so pretty! With how hot it is here I don’t want to turn on the oven, I might need to try this!

  • Reply ascendingbutterfly Aug 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    This is so weird, my mom actually mentioned this weekend that she wanted to try including beets back into her diet and she thought a salad would be the best way, I am so sending her this post!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  • Reply Sandy KS Aug 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    That salad really looks good. I like the colors coming from the meal. It makes it eye appealing. I bet it taste great too.

  • Reply Alli Aug 17, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I’ve never been a big fan of beets, but I do think you are going to make a believer out of me. Your salad is simply beautiful!

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Aug 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    That sounds delicious. We eat a lot of beets down here, but I’ve never thought of having them with yogurt before. Yum.

  • Reply Shanéy Maharaj Aug 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    To be honest I normally would eat something like this but your pictures are really tempting me! I’m so trying it.

  • Reply aordinarylife Aug 18, 2015 at 4:04 am

    This sounds so yum. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Yona Williams Aug 18, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Beets certainly add a fabulous color to a dish, but I just haven’t really been able to warm up to them myself. I am curious to see how this tastes with the yogurt.

  • Reply Stephanie Pass Aug 18, 2015 at 4:46 am

    What a gorgeous salad! I definitely want to try the yogurt dressing. It’s ingredients that I love!

  • Reply April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition Aug 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I’m going to try beets again and see if I like them now. I always had them from a can growing up and that really grossed me out.

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Aug 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    This is a great looking recipe. I love the burst of color plus the healthy yumminess it offers. I love sugar beets and I will be making this dish for my family too.

  • Reply Megan Elford Aug 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I love beets, they just gorgoepus and delicious! I’ll bet this salad tastes amazing!

  • Reply michele d Aug 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Not a fan of beets but your salad looks amazing! I bet it taste heavenly!

  • Reply Alyssa C Aug 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Your salad looks delicious, I haven’t had beets since I was a kid! I remember fighting my mom to eat them.

  • Reply Bonnie @ wemake7 Aug 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I grew some beets this Summer in my garden. Now I know what I can do with them.

  • Reply Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog) Aug 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I haven’t tried too many recipes yet that use beets but this sounds interesting! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Aug 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    That looks vibrant and very appealing. I have never tried making anything with beet but would love to try.

  • Reply Lynndee Aug 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I love lettuce, but I’ve never tried it with beets. My husband is a beets lover though. I bet he would be delighted to see that.

  • Reply Ricci Aug 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I am normally not a HUGE beet fan but I can honestly say that that salad looks gorgeous!! YUM!

  • Reply Tanya C. {@Treats by Tanya} Aug 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    This salad looks amazing, and I bet if I put these beets in it I could get my boys to have a delish lunch 😀

  • Reply yumeating Aug 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    YUM! I wish I had this salad last year when we had an overabundance of beets in our garden. We boiled and canned and we pickled and canned. They really are a great vegetable and pair well with many things.

  • Reply Dawn McAlexander Aug 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I bet that is really healthy. I have heard that the more color that there is in your salad the healthier it is. That one looks quite colorful, indeed. I bet it tastes amazing too!

  • Reply Erin Aug 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    That looks positively mouth watering! I think I need to run out for the ingredients so I can make this for dinner tonight!

  • Reply Rosey Aug 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    My grandma used to make beets and as a kid I refused to even try them. SIlly, right?? 🙂

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Aug 18, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I have never tried a salad like this before. It looks so delicious. I will have to try it this week.

  • Reply Kori (@just_anothermom) Aug 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I love the colors of this salad. I was never a huge fan of beets until my mom made them roasted and drizzled with butter.

  • Reply Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green Aug 18, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    This salad looks really yummy. I’ve never had beets before so I’m not exactly sure if I would like them. Worth a try though.

  • Reply Kiwi Aug 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

    what an interesting salad! I never had a salad with yogurt dressing Im sure its good!

  • Reply Shirgie Scf Aug 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    This looks awesome but I am sorry I think I couldn’t eat this. The salad doesn’t look familiar to me. So I guess I pass.

  • Reply upliftingfam Aug 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I haven’t had beets since I was little. This salad sounds good. I have heard beets are good for you. 🙂

  • Reply lisa Aug 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    This looks like a delicious salad! I am always looking for new ways to dress up my salads!

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen Aug 22, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    This looks like such a delicious salad. I love the colors too!

  • Reply Amanda Tempel Aug 24, 2015 at 2:35 am

    I haven’t had beets in so long, and I love them! This looks super good

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