One of my most favorite recipes is a fresh and crisp caprese salad topped with a drizzle of balsamic and a hefty sprinkling of fresh basil leaves! Well my life long favorite was flipped upside down the day I decided to add an interesting ingredient.

BEETS.

BL Beet Caprese

I have been seeing more and more people putting them in salads, side dishes and even sweet treats that I knew I needed to give them a shot. And  by shot I mean making a disgusted child like face as I picked them up and put them in my cart at the grocery store, examining them like germs and staring at them like how in the hell am I going to cook these things?

Hey, don’t make fun they look a bit odd as a raw veg.

Well my inner child was proved 1000x wrong because they’re so easy to make and even easier to eat! THEY ACTUALLY TASTE LIKE CANDY.

Sweet, sweet candy straight from mother nature, what’s better?

Beets also contain many essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C {immune boosting}, fiber, and potassium {essential for healthy muscle and nerve function}.

Sounds like the perfect salad add in to me! Grab some beets, roast ’em up and get to eating!

Blissfully Lively Roasted Beet Caprese Salad

Caprese Beet Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 Beet, roasted and sliced
  • 1 Ball of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced
  • 1 head of Romaine Lettuce or Mixed Greens, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 tsp, Balsamic Reduction
  • 1 tbsp, Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp, Olive Oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut off stem of beet and place on a sheet of tinfoil {enough to enclose/ wrap up the beet}.
  3. Rub 1 TSP olive oil on beet and wrap with tin foil.
  4. Place on baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes until fork is inserted into beet easily, and middle is soft.
  5. Rub beet skin off and then slice and set aside.
  6. Chop romaine or mixed greens, place into salad bowl.
  7. Slice tomato and set aside.
  8. Slice Mozzarella and add to top of salad.
  9. Add in remaining tomato slices and beet slices.
  10. Finely chop fresh basil and sprinkle over salad.
  11. Top with balsamic reduction and olive oil.
  12. Salt and pepper to taste, ENJOY!

Blissfully Lively Beet Caprese

** Looking for a little more protein or sustenance? Add some slices of chicken to the top of this, some healthy fats from avocado, or a side piece of fish for a well rounded meal.

xo,

Lauren