If you love simple salads than this Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad recipe is simple and easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. 💚

Sometimes we love to twist things up on a side dish. With the combination of creamy goat cheese, roast beetroot, peppery rocket, crunchy walnuts and avocado, drizzled with honey mustard vinaigrette dressing, leaves a lot of salad recipes we usually go too way behind. The salad’s color contrast is so appealing that everyone will want to dig in and will tantalize their taste buds.

If you love other roasted vegetable salads and looking for another idea, you can try our Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad


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Why you’ll love this recipe

The simplicity – with just a few ingredients, you can create a gourmet salad that looks and tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant.

Home grown Produce – we love to grow our own beets so this is a great way of turning them into a culinary delight.

Versatility – add some proteins to make the perfect side dish, appetizer, even a light main course. It’s perfect for any occasion.

Texture bomb – the sweetness of the beetroot and spicy rocket combined with the goats cheese add a textural delight.

Make it your own a signature version – I always love the idea of being able to swap and change to customize to your own tastes. If you’re not into rocket then swap it for mixed greens.


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Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following to make this stunning roasted beet salad

  • Fresh Rocket  – we love the peppery taste of rocket and buy it in a bag from our local supermarket.  Rocket, (also know as Arugula) can also be changed up with a leafy green mix of salad greens like lettuce and baby spinach if you prefer.
  • Beetroots – the sweetness and earthy flavor of the beets make for a delicious recipe
  • Soft goat cheese – tangy goat cheese is the perfect combination for roasted beetroot.  Add great colour contrast and soft texture to the dish.
  • Toasted walnuts – to add that little bit of crunch.  While it’s recommended to toast the walnuts we used them raw for this salad.  They do toast quickly so beware they don’t burn.
  • Avocado – Creamy slices of ripe (but still a little firm) avocado add yet another layer of texture and of course who doesn’t love avocado.



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Amazing Nutritional Value of Beets

These beautiful beetroots  (or rather purply balls of veggie goodness) are loaded with nutritional value that’s so amazing it will make you want to keep roasting and eating them all the time.

Obviously they are gluten free, loaded with fibre (keep you regular) but have amazing health benefits. They can help with inflammation and help reduce blood pressure.  



How To Make Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad



How to cook Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad

STEP 1. Wash, peel and cut your beetroots into eighths with a sharp knife and pop onto a baking sheet with baking paper. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of olive oil, and a pinch of salt if you like and pop into a preheated oven  180 degrees Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit.  While the beets are roasting lightly toast your walnuts in a frypan on medium heat toll golden brown.

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STEP 2.  Lay your rocket (arugula) on a platter or large bowl and add the cooled beets, walnuts, crumbled goats cheese and sliced avocado. Drizzle with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe card below) and enjoy!



Ingredient Substitutions for Roasted Beetroot Salad

Cheese Swap. Change out the goats cheese for feta.  Feta comes in a variety of textures and Danish Feta is a great substitution for goats cheese.

Instead of Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing why not try sweet Honey Balsamic Dressing, Dijon Vinaigrette, or just drizzle with balsamic vinegar or glaze and a little olive oil seasoned with salt and pepper.

Fresh beetroot v’s vacuum packed beetroot? Totally up to you.  I do love the home roasted beetroot but if you are short on time you can grab some pre-cooked beetroots that are vacuumed sealed in the veggie section of your supermarket.

Nut variation.  While this salad taste wonderful with walnut try pecans if you prefer a less bitter taste.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I roast beets?

There’s a few ways to roast this beautiful earthy vegetable.

Roasting beetroots whole.  This is probably the easiest way.  Wash your beetroots and give them a little scrub if necessary.  Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle a little olive oil. Bake till tender or enough so that they aren’t hard when you pop a knife into the beetroot it’s cut’s easily.

Peel, cut and roast.  This is the way I like to do it.  Wash, peel with a veggie peeler and cut into the size you would like to have in your salad.  Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and a little olive oil. Bake in a moderate oven 180 degrees Celsius until tender.  This can be 20 mins.  Turn during the cook to ensure both sides get a little colour. Our Vegan Beetroot Patties recipe uses this method and rather yumm too!

Microwave and panfry. This is super easy way as well. Technically it’s not actually roasting beetroots but does a pretty good job at turning out the same.  Pop beetroots into a microwave proof dish with a little water and cook for 5 mins. Check to see if they are a little softer.

If you think they need a couple of minutes more then pop in again. Now heat a frypan and cook on a medium heat until tender. May take 5 minutes or longer. Turn the beetroots over halfway through the cook so they don’t turn into golden veggies.

Do I need to boil beetroot before roasting?

No the beetroots will cook whole and from the raw stage.

Do I need to peel beets for the Roasted Beetroot Salad?

This is totally up to you.  Beetroots can be roasted whole and after a little cooling you can remove the skins.  Sometimes beets can be rather dirty and earthy so if you rather feel free to peel before you roast them.

I use a normal vegetable peeler to remove the skins from the beetroots and does the job perfectly.


Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe


5 from 1 vote
Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad
Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins

Love beetroot? This Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad recipe is so simple and flavorful and what you say is the perfect match. 💚

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: beetroot and goats cheese, Beetroot Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 248 kcal
  • 2 beetroots
  • 120 g rocket leaves arugula
  • 1 avocado
  • 50 g goats cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  1. Turn oven on to 180 degrees Celsius.

  2. Wash, peel and chop beetroots into eighths and place on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt if you like. Pop into oven for 30-40 mins. Check halfway through cooking time and turn beetroot pieces over.

  3. Lightly toast your walnuts in a small frying pan but omit this step if you like your walnuts "ala naturel". Allow to cool.

  4. Into a bowl add your rocket leaves, cooled beetroot, sliced avocado, walnuts and crumbled goats cheese,

  5. Drizzle with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 523mg15%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 929IU19%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients

  • Wholegrain Mustard – tangy and a mix of different colour grains.
  • Olive oil – Combines all the ingredients into a lovely dressing. Light olive oil is nice for a less pungent flavour
  • Honey – adds that right amount of sweetness and a great combo with wholegrain mustard
  • Rice wine vinegar – just a tiny bit
  • Lemon juice – fresh and zingy
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste


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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

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Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad (5)
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins

Sweet and a little tangy dressing that will be a go to fave.

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 5 kcal
  • 2 tabs wholegrain mustard
  • 4 tabs olive oil
  • 2 tabs honey runny
  • 1 tabs rice wine vinegar or white wine
  • 1 tabs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Place all ingredients into an empty jar and shake, shake shake.

  2. Serve as is or transfer into an oil/salad dressing bottle.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 5 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 0.2g0%
Fiber 0.01g0%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 0.01g0%
Vitamin A 0.2IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 0.3mg0%
Iron 0.01mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Roasted Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad 1Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.