Asparagus & Beet Salad with Dijon Shallot Dressing

Asparagus and beets are like PB&J. For some reason – they just go together! They’re a match made in heaven. They’re BFFS. Who would’ve thought?

I’m making a Roasted Asparagus Beet Salad with an oh-so fab simple French dressing with Dijon mustard & chopped shallots. Just like PB&J, it’s not complicated. Just delish!

My STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO below will help guide you through the recipe. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for recipe videos every week!

 

 

 

Makes: a side salad or appetizer for 4 people

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes (assuming precooked beets)

Total time: 45 minutes

The Ingredients

2 bunches asparagus, peeled

1-pound small purple beets, precooked* (see below for cooking instructions)

1 large shallot, finely chopped

¼ cup smooth Dijon mustard

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt & pepper

*You can usually buy precooked beets at the grocery store. Make sure they aren’t brined in vinegar which will change the taste of this salad! If you can’t find precooked beets, wrap your unpeeled beets in foiled and roast at 375 degrees for 50 minutes until fork tender. Let them cool. Peel.

 

 

 

The Steps

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

To roast asparagus: Use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut asparagus into bite-sized pieces. Place asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, toss them until coated, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.

To prepare beets: See roasting instructions for beets above if you do not have precooked beets! Cut room temperature beets into quarters. If they’re large beets, you may want to cut them into sixths. Place beet chunks in a large salad bowl. Add asparagus pieces.

To prepare dressing: In a separate bowl, stir together mustard, shallots, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Dressing should be thick and creamy with a generous amount of chopped shallots.

Mix dressing into beets and asparagus. Serve room temperature.

 

 

 

The Steps with Video

My STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO below will help guide you through the recipe. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for recipe videos every week!

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