Colorful Beetroot Salad

Good morning!!! I’m just SO, SO happy to be here guest posting for the very first time on RTSTH! I’m Kristi – the girl behind making it in the mountains where I blog about my journey to turn our cookie-cutter house into a rustic, mountain retreat.

Though I’m usually more of a home decor & DIY kind of gal, today I thought I’d share something a little different with you all. Inspired by this CRAZY long heat wave we’ve been having (not that I’m complaining universe – we’re absolutely loving this sunshine!), and our current aversion to turning on the stove or oven, I thought this would be the perfect time to pass along one of my very favorite salad recipes for Summer! A wonderful friend of mine shared this recipe all the way from Spain and I have been in love with it since my very first bite! This is SUCH a quick and easy recipe with a very sophisticated and colorful presentation that makes it just perfect for Summer BBQ’s!

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Ingredients

6 cups of lettuce
1 medium sized beet
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds (roasted)
4 tbsp strawberry jam
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method

Rinse the beets, coat with olive oil and wrap them with tinfoil. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for approximately 45-50 minutes or until soft. Let cool and then peel and thinly slice. I tend to do this a few hours in advance, so that my beets have enough time to cool completely and I’m not feeling rushed when it comes time to assemble the salad.

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Wash and dry the lettuce and cut it into bite sized pieces.

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Spread it all out on a flat serving dish or platter.

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Spread the cottage cheese evenly on top of your bed of lettuce.
Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Place a layer of thinly sliced beets over it all and top with the roasted pumpkin seeds.

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Finally, mix the jam, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and pour it over the entire salad.

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

That’s it! Super quick, easy and most importantly, yummy!

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Quick and cold meals like this are the key to enjoying this warm Summer weather. I’m sure you will enjoy this salad just as much as we have! We love it SO much that it was the very first dinner we enjoyed in our newly made over Outdoor Space (you can check out the full reveal here).

Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains

We filled this outdoor space with all sorts of bargain finds and DIY’s:

One of my VERY favorite projects – this DIY Ladder Shelf

Painted Bamboo Charger Plates

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Table

12 Outdoor Dishes for Any Budget

It seems we created this lovely space just in time for our perfect Summer weather! Wishing you many sunny days to enjoy this Summer too!!!

About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

8 thoughts on “Colorful Beetroot Salad

  1. I always say I don’t like beets but I don’t think I’ve ever really tried them! Might have to take the plunge and give this a try! It looks pretty too πŸ™‚

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