Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

Simple, yet Dazzling Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on #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 #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.

Gorgeous Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on #salad #caprese

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.

Making Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on #salad #caprese

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

How to Make Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on #salad #caprese

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.

Simple Summer Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on #salad #caprese

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!

Vibrant Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette on #salad #caprese

Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:45 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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Caprese Salad with Roasted Beets and Garlic Vinaigrette. A gorgeous vibrant seasonal salad that highlights fresh produce at its best.


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:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 pinches salt


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

NOTE: Also try with golden beets and red tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 1/8th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 175 Calories
  • Total Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 237mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar: 5.2g
  • Protein: 7.6g
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8 comments on “Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets

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

    Beet salad is one of my favorites ever!!

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

    This salad sounds fantastic! 

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

    wow! delicious and sooooo pretty!

    Rating: 5
  5. Jenny Flakeposted August 7, 2015 at 9:31 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowposted August 7, 2015 at 9:16 am Reply

    I absolutely adore beets!! Yes please! 

  7. 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.

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

    All my favorite things in one – yes!