Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

Simple, yet Dazzling Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on ASpicyPerspective.com #salad #capreseA simple, yet divine, Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and zingy garlic vinaigrette. A summer salad to enjoy all year long.

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

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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8 comments on “Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

  1. Baomiposted August 7, 2015 at 6:47 am Reply

    All my favorite things in one – yes!

  2. Nadiaposted August 7, 2015 at 8:46 am Reply

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

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowposted August 7, 2015 at 9:16 am Reply

    I absolutely adore beets!! Yes please! 

  4. Jenny Flakeposted August 7, 2015 at 9:31 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  5. Heather Christoposted August 7, 2015 at 11:09 am Reply

    wow! delicious and sooooo pretty!

    Rating: 5
  6. Mariaposted August 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm Reply

    This salad sounds fantastic! 

  7. Marla Meridithposted August 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Beet salad is one of my favorites ever!!

    Rating: 5
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