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Roasted Beet & Arugula Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

A perfect 1st course meal, or main entree! The combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy is incredible :)
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Roasted Beets

  • 1 package organic beets*
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Maple Cayenne Roasted Pecans

  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted pecans
  • 2-3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Remaining salad ingredients

  • 1 package organic baby or regular arugula
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 1/4 package Kite Hill Foods cream cheese (crumbled), or any cheese of choice, goat would work well!

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard**



  • Preheat oven to 400. Peel the skin off the beets using a peeler or a knife and cut beets into 1 inch chunks.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, thyme, and salt. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping the beets halfway through.

Roasted Pecans

  • Preheat oven to 350. Toss pecans with maple syrup, salt, and cayenne. Lay out on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through. These make an awesome snack, too!

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Add all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  • Add all salad ingredients to a dish and make them look pretty, then top with the dressing :) Add a protein if desired, but this salad is pretty fantastic without any meat or fish added! Enjoy!


*I get them from Trader Joe's and it comes with about 3-4 in a pack. Feel free to buy them individually.
** Check your labels if you need it to be whole30 compliant! Annie's Homegrown is my fave.


Calories: 415kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 773mg, Potassium: 583mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 320IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 2mg