Roasted Beet Salad with Bacon Recipe

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Every month I receive a shipment of Hormel products as part of their “Extended Family Blogger” program. When I posted my haul a few days ago, I mentioned that I had a recipe idea that I thought the girls would love combining their favorite vegetable with this:

Yes, red beets are my daughters’ favorite veggie! I think they were drawn to them when they were younger because they’re bright red, and little kids love bright red objects. Their dad can’t stand them and think they’re disgusting.  So, I guess a lesson here might be, if you have kiddos who have trouble eating veggies, don’t count out beets even if you and society has a personal aversion to them because you just never know!

Roasted Beet Salad with Bacon

5.0 from 3 reviews
Roasted Beet Salad with Bacon
 
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 medium red beets (with greens and stems)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • ¾ package of Hormel Real Crumbled Bacon (I used the Applewood Smoke Flavor)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut stems and greens off the beets, chop them up, then thoroughly rinse them in a colander
  3. Trim off any excess growth off beets (left over stems, roots, etc) and discard. Scrub roots well.
  4. Brush olive oil over beets, then wrap individually in aluminum foil keeping it open just a bit at the top
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until tender
  6. Steam greens and stems until greens are starting to wild and stems are tender
  7. When beets are cool enough to handle, cut into ½ pieces and mix with stems and greens
  8. Top with red onion and bacon
  9. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, 2 TBSP olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper together, then drizzle the dressing over the salad.

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14 Responses to Roasted Beet Salad with Bacon Recipe

  1. Vicky Odin says:

    Beet it! Beet it! No one wants to be defeated!

    I can’t wait to try this recipe and just beet it beet it beet it beet it!

  2. Louida says:

    I love beets! I didn’t eat them at first until I started juicing a couple of years ago. My girls do not like them. #ProductReviewParty

    • Celeste says:

      Thanks for the rating, Lou! My girls actually got me interested in beets again. I had gotten away from eating them.

  3. Stacie says:

    It has been forever since I ate beets. I think it when I was little. I like them, but I just don’t think to buy them. #productreviewparty

    • Celeste says:

      My girls actually got me interested in eating them again, Stacie. They’re one of the foods I’d overlook in the produce aisle, too.

  4. Melissa says:

    You know I’ve never had beets but perhaps I should give them a try! Bacon makes anything better.

  5. Yum, I just boiled some beets that I need to cut and prepare. #productreviewparty

  6. Andrea says:

    This looks so delicious!

  7. Jen says:

    I have never tried beets with my kiddos, I wonder why? I guess I just assumed they wouldn’t like them. The toddler is so picky, but I just might try these with her. The salad looks delicious. I am a sucker for anything with bacon :)