Beet salad with honey-lavender dressing is a delightful and vibrant dish that combines the earthy sweetness of beets with the floral notes of honey and lavender. With minimal effort and a handful of ingredients, you can create a refreshing salad that is both visually stunning and delicious. The roasted or pickled beets offer a tender texture, while the honey-lavender dressing adds a delightful balance of sweet and floral flavors. Whether enjoyed as a refreshing side or a light meal, beet salad with honey-lavender dressing offers a unique combination of tastes and textures that will tantalize your palate. Embrace the simplicity of making this salad and savor its deliciousness with every delightful bite.

Beet Salad with Honey-Lavender Dressing

Martha Stewart
The familiar beet-and-goat-cheese salad gets a fresh, vibrant update with Swiss chard and yellow and candy-striped beets tossed in a sweet, tangy honey-lavender dressing. Use a mandoline or other adjustable-blade slicer (or a sharp chef's knife) to thinly slice the baby beets.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 8 servings



  • 6 medium beets (2 ¼ pounds total) (preferably a mix of yellow and red)
  • extra-virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
  • Coarse salt


  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots (thinly sliced, about 1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lavender leaves
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup safflower oil


  • 2 bunches baby chard (or 1 bunch swiss chard, about 1 lb) (stems removed, leaves torn into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (toasted and salted)
  • 8 oz fresh goat cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 baby Chioggia beets (scrubbed and thinly sliced)


  • Beets: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle medium beets with olive oil in a baking pan; season with salt. Place in a single layer and add 1 cup water. Cover with parchment, then foil, and roast until knife-tender, about 1 1/2 hours. When cool enough to handle, rub off peels with paper towels (use a paring knife for tough spots); discard. Cut beets into bite-size pieces.
  • Dressing: Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over low. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add honey and lavender; simmer until lavender is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Puree with yolk, vinegar, and mustard in a blender or food processor until smooth. With machine running, slowly add safflower oil until combined. (If dressing is too thick, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time.)
  • Salad: Combine roasted beets, chard, and pecans in a bowl. Lightly toss with 1/4 cup dressing. Place 1 tablespoon dressing on bottom of each plate, then add salad mixture and goat cheese, dividing evenly. Top with baby beets and serve, with remaining dressing on the side.


This recipe came from the Martha Stewart blog.

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