Many people enjoy beets but say they would use them in recipes more often if they didn’t take so long to prepare. I’ve got that problem solved with this ’15 Minute Beet and Citrus Salad Crostini!’ Gorgeous greens, cooked beets, tangerines and toasted baguette spread with goat cheese, all drizzled with a Sweet Tangerine Vinaigrette!
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Ordinarily this salad would take about an hour to make. You would need to wash, peel, dice and roast the beets before making the salad, which is great if you have the time to do it. But if you can save time and still have a delicious outcome, why not? I use organic cooked beets from Love Beets! They are non GMO and come fully prepared. All you have to do is dice them up. You can find them in the produce section of a store near you.
I love this beautiful combination of colors and flavors! You can eat the salad alone or serve on top of crostini!
The Recipe: 15 Minute Beet and Citrus Salad Crostini
Tips and what you will need: I used organic cooked beets but you can also roast beets yourself (directions below). You will need a good quality white balsamic vinegar.
- 3 small cooked beets (I use Love Beets prepared beets. To roast your own: peel dice and toss beets with olive oil and sea salt. Roast on a parchment covered cookie sheet for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.
- 1 baguette sliced brushed with olive oil and toasted in oven
- 6 oz goat cheese
- 1 cups arugula
- 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts or walnuts
- 5 tangerines 2 sectioned and sliced, 3 juiced
- 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for brushing bread
- 1 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- sea salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon chives chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rack in upper third of oven.
Slice baguette and place bread on cookie sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil.
Place in oven for 5 minutes or until toasted.
Dice beets and place in a bowl.
Peel two tangerines, section and slice each section into thirds.
Juice remaining three tangerines.
Whisk olive oil, tangerine juice, vinegar and honey together. Add a generous pinch of sea salt and a few turns of pepper.
When bread is toasted remove from oven and spread with goat cheese.
Place arugula on a platter and toss with some dressing. Toss beets with some dressing and then place beets on top of greens.
Place tangerines on top, sprinkle with pine nuts and chives. Eat salad alone or use to top crostini!
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Definitely saving this one. Looks awesome!
I love Beets! I will be making and Pinning this recipe!
Fabulous! They are my husband’s favorite veggie!
Can’t wait to make this. We love beets in our house and Love Beets are great to use when we can’t get them fresh from our Farmers Market.
This looks delish! I love beets so much and it is great that Love Beets is making it easier to for us to get them in recipes. I normally roast beets and it takes time, I will for sure be picking these up.
Oh this looks fantastic! I love citrus in a salad, it’s so refreshing and adds such a burst of flavour. I love the idea of having this on crostini! Thanks for sharing.
This looks so pretty and delicious.
This is such a good pairing idea, I would have never though to put beets and tangerines together! Perfect for a light meal.
Beets and citrus were meant to be together. This is gorgeous. Now I’m craving it.
Linda this is beautiful! I’m a huge beet fan, I’ve loved them since I was a little girl. I love how simple this recipe is.
Thanks Emily. My husband is a big beet fan too so we eat them a lot!
This looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for a winter salad!
This sounds divine! What a great combo of flavors!
Well how cool is that! Not having to roast the beets is a huge time saver!! Loved the pictures, they make me drool a little. Great post, thanks!
I adore beets. This salad looks yummy. Of course, I can mine from the garden so this won’t be a problem to make. I need to get that white balsamic vinegar you always talk about!
It’s the best but it wasn’t available on amazon at the time of posting. The one I linked to is good too though!
I need to share this one and make it asap!
Glorious colour and sounds delicious!
I will need to prepare the beets from scratch, though..
No access to your suggestion.. I’m sure it’ll be worth the time to prepare. Thanks for sharing!!
What a great salad! beets have such healthy nutrients especially for the liver! Going to try this one!
The colors are beautiful! Love me some great refreshing salad for lunch!
Linda this looks SO good! I love the combo of beets and oranges! This would be the perfect lunch for me (I love beets)!!!
This crostini combo looks incredibly fresh and delicious! I’ve never tried beet with citrus salad on a crostini, but I’m adding it to my must-try list for sure!
what an interesting combination! It sounds great!
I have a beet on hand! I don’t mind the roasting process. Definitely adding it tonight. Thanks Linda!
Hope you love it!
I love the way this looks! I’m anxious to try it!
Beet and citrus is such a great pairing, especially in the winter!
yes, yes yes!! This looks amazing! I’m still learning to experiment with beets and I think this is my next recipe!
These crostini look so darn tasty! These are such unique and beautiful creations. And I love the fact that I’ll be able to whip up this flavorful recipe in 15 minutes flat. I’ve already saved this gem on Pinterest. 🙂
Oh they look gorgeous..would love to try this
Beautiful photos! And i would totally make this as a mid-day snack – nice, light, healthy 😀
so vibrant and delish!! you got all my favorite thing in one bite! pine nuts and citrus are such yummy additions!
Ooh, sweet and tangy! I can’t wait to try this!
This is a really great idea for an appetizer. Easy to make, pretty and so delicious!
This is the most delicious looking salad. Not to mention, very healthy.
These are an app the scream gourmet, but yet can easily be put together. LOVE it.
Sorry Michelle, I am not sure what you are saying 🙂