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Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

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This is a platter of sheer happiness.

Anything this simple, this fresh, and this vibrant should be enjoyed with a smile… And a glass of wine.

Today’s “Summer of Salads” offering is a colorful twist on a grand classic, the Caprese Salad.

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We love the classic blend of fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella so much, I decided to make only two small adjustments in this caprese salad. I added roasted summer beets and a zingy garlic vinaigrette over the top to accentuate the fresh flavors.

We roast beets in several different ways to fit certain dishes. In this Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets, I wanted the beets to be extra soft and smooth. Therefore I roasted them whole, wrapped in foil to insulate and protect the texture.

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Once roasted, I sliced the beets the same width as the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella for easy layering on a platter.

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Then I whisked together a quick garlic vinaigrette, allowing the garlic to flavor the dressing. Then right before drizzling, removed the garlic for a smooth finish.

Garlic Vinaigrette

A little drizzle over the top and you have a simple summer salad perfect for any meal or occasion.

Sometimes I eat this for lunch… All by myself.

Standing over the sink.

Because it’s that good.

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You can serve this gorgeous Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets family-style on one large platter, or individually plated for an elegant affair.

Either way, it will never disappoint!

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Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on ASpicyPerspective.com #salad #caprese
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Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Caprese Salad with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette. A gorgeous vibrant seasonal salad that highlights fresh produce at its best.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

For the Caprese Salad Recipe:

  • 2 large red beets peeled
  • 2 large golden tomatoes
  • 2 mozzarella balls
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • Cracked pepper

For the Garlic Vinaigrette:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wrap both beets in foil individually and place on a small baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes. Then unwrap and cool a little. Slice the beets into thin rounds.
  • Meanwhile whisk all the ingredients for the garlic vinaigrette in a small bowl. Allow the dressing to sit for 15 minutes, then strain out the garlic chunks. Set aside.
  • Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella balls into thin rounds. Arrange the beets, tomatoes, mozzarella slices, and fresh basil leaves on a large platter. Drizzle with the garlic vinaigrette and sprinkle with cracked pepper before serving.

Notes

Also try with golden beets and red tomatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 121mg, Potassium: 144mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 6.3%, Vitamin C: 6.7%, Calcium: 3.3%, Iron: 1.7%
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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8 comments on “Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets”

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  2. Beet salad is one of my favorites ever!!

  3. This salad sounds fantastic! 

  4. wow! delicious and sooooo pretty!

  5. Beautiful!!  Love beets…and cheese…and all of this :)

  6. I absolutely adore beets!! Yes please! 

  7. Just made capreses salad for lunch but never thought of adding beets. Sounds great, will definitely give it a try.
    Love your recipes.

  8. All my favorite things in one – yes!