I never realized how easy beets were to cook…I think those long stems always intimidated me. So whenever I made any beet recipes, I always used ones in cans or the pre-cooked, packaged ones you can find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.

But once I discovered how incredibly easy they are to prepare and cook, I love using beautiful fresh beets! One of my easy, go-to healthy beet recipes is this simple, yet very flavorful salad. The fresh mint complements the sweet beets perfectly, and the tangy goat cheese adds a hint of tartness to balance the flavors.

Dressed in a light vinaigrette, this delicious Beet Salad Recipe is a fantastic Weight Watchers salad recipe that you can serve as a healthy side dish with a variety of main courses. I prefer it with a steak, or beef dish. Enjoy!

beet and goat cheese salad


This tasty and easy beet salad makes a great healthy side dish recipe to go with a variety of main courses. Fresh and flavorful, this sweet and tangy dish is a real treat.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 123 kcal


  • 1 lb fresh beets - about 1lb with the greens attached
  • ¼ cup fresh mint - finely chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 4 garlic cloves - (minced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp salt - (or more to taste)
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Steam until beets are tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for about 20 minutes.
  • When cool enough to handle, grab beets with a paper towel and slip off skins, then cut the beets into thin strips, and place in a medium sized bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, garlic, vinegar, orange juice and salt & pepper. Pour over the sliced beets and toss to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve beets topped with mint and goat cheese.


  • The entire recipe makes 4 servings
  • The serving size is about 1 cup


Calories: 123 kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 13.6 g (5%)Protein: 4.5 g (9%)Fat: 6.3 g (10%)Saturated Fat: 2.3 g (14%)Cholesterol: 7 mg (2%)Sodium: 696 mg (30%)Potassium: 404 mg (12%)Fiber: 2.8 g (12%)Sugar: 9.6 g (11%)Calcium: 80 mg (8%)Iron: 2 mg (11%)
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