Beet Salad with Pecan Dressing

Beet Salad with Pecan Dressing
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 Mins.
  • Cook Time: 40 Mins.
  • The tasty, healthy beet finally gets a salad dressing it deserves, thanks to Fisher® Pecan Halves. Don’t let the sound of making your own dressing scare you- it’s easier and tastier than you think!


  • 1/2 pound medium beets
  • 1/2 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals Pecan Halves, toasted, divided
  • 1/3 cup balsamic dressing
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 package (5 oz.) mixed salad greens, about 10 cups
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • For food safety, gently rub produce under cold running water.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash beets, remove root and stem ends and wrap in aluminum foil, place in oven and roast for 40 minutes or until a thin paring knife can be easily inserted into beet. Let cool completely, when cool, cut into thin wedges
  2. Place ¼ cup pecans in a small food processor or blender. Add dressing and puree until the nuts are fully incorporated into the dressing. Beat in 2 to 3 tbsp. water until dressing achieves desired consistency; set aside.
  3. Place greens in a large serving bowl, toss with beets, goat cheese and dressing. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup pecan halves before serving.
  4. Note: To save time, purchase beets from your grocer's salad bar. Note: To toast pecans, place in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes.

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