Beets and Blood Orange Salad

February 21st, 2017


Beet and Blood Orange Salad

I love experiencing the Farmers’ Markets in new areas.  Local beets and blood oranges are in season right now in Florida.


The New Smyrna Beach Farmers’ Market has several vendors carrying organic local produce. They have several varieties of beets including chioggia, golden and a lovely pink specimen.

Beet and Blood Orange Salad

I put this salad together using the standard dark red beets and the golden and pink beets combined with the blood oranges that I had found at the supermarket.  I love the colors.  Plus the salad was delicious.


4 Red Beets, trimmed
2 Pink Beets, trimmed
2 Golden Beets, trimmed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced into rounds
3 scallions chopped, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Wash beets and place in foil packets separated by color.  Roast in oven until beets are tender, about 40 minutes.

Unwrap cooked beets and let cool slightly.  Peel and slice cooked beets.

Mix oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

In 3 quart size bags place the different colored sliced beets.  Divide the oil and vinegar between the bags and allow the beets to marinate for a few hours.  Can place in refrigerator if you will not use right away.

Arrange the beet rounds and orange rounds on a platter. Scatter scallions over the top.

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NSB House

While we were at the Farmers’ Market, I spotted this bungalow across the street.  This would make a perfect Fixer Upper for Johanna Gaines or anyone with the skills.  It has good bones and I think it is charming.

14 responses to “Beets and Blood Orange Salad”

  1. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    I love beets and blood oranges. This sounds delicious! That cottage is charming.

  2. Hi Penny, catching up and see you have gone south! It’s so lovely in this area right now too – you’ve probably been told that by your family nearby – the blossoms are blooming everywhere and the daffodils are wafting in the breeze. Of course it may chill off again but we are enjoying what feels like early Spring.
    Love that house – and love Chip and Johanna, they are amazing and the only reason I sometimes go back to watch HGTV!
    Beets are a favorite for me, pickled or roasted – this is a beautiful looking salad.
    Best to you and D.
    Have fun in Florida.
    Hugs – Mary

    • Penny says:

      I thought of you when I made this salad Mary. I knew that you would like it. Fixer upper is one of the few shows I enjoy in HGTV these days.

  3. Kathy Walker says:

    I have loved beets since childhood! Your salad looks so tasty…nice contrast of flavors. I have never been able to find anything but red beets in our area. Maybe Trader’s will have some.

    • Penny says:

      It is hard to find varietal beets Kathy. I was excited to find them at the Farmers’ Market. I never ate beets as a child, but love them now.

  4. Monique says:

    I think it’s adorable!
    Love cute fairy tale cottages..

    And the salad looks delish.I love being inspired at a market:)

  5. Pondside says:

    The salad looks beautiful. I think it would perk up even the grayest day.
    The little cottage is sweet. It would make a terrific Fixer Upper!

  6. I’ve never met a beet salad that I didn’t like…this is a good one. It has been a long time since we’ve been in New Smyrna Beach but they used to have a lot of cute cottages on the side streets. That one is a cutie.

  7. Susan says:

    Your salad looks like a flower display – so pretty! I can’t wait to visit a farmers market again but it will be a long while until farm-fresh beets are available here. I love beets – especially golden beets. Have never seen pink beets before!

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