Marinated Beet Salad

The pairing of sweet, tender beets with salty, toothsome feta cheese is a classic. In this recipe, make a tangy marinade for the beets and then use it as a dressing for the salad.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. fresh beets, ends trimmed (about 3 to 4 medium beets)
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1⁄8 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1⁄8 tsp. dried basil
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped shallots
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 6 oz. feta cheese, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 1⁄4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted


  • In a small saucepan over high heat, add beets and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook about 30 minutes, or until tender. Chill, then peel and cut into 1⁄8 inch slices.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir in the shallots and beets. Let sit for 15 minutes to marinade beets.
  • Divide arugula evenly onto 4 plates. Arrange slices of beets over leaves, sprinkle with cheese and pine nuts, then drizzle with beet marinade.