Roasted Beet and Yam Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

Enjoy this Roasted Beet and Yam Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange, with a beautiful presentation, served as a fresh, healthy, tasty, main dish!

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad With Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

I’ve been a beet lover my entire life. I think it was because of my Grandma Dub’s beets, fresh from the garden, we’d boil them and my job would be to pull the skin off after they were cooked (and put into cold water). Sort of like you do when canning peaches!

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad With Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

This Roasted Beet and Yam Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange – my favorite!

The other day a friend was asking me questions about raising sons. I looked around to see if she was talking to someone else, but I realized she was asking me. I feel inadequate with sons, although I have raised 2 sons (in their 20s now), but I must say, I really like my boys! They are amazing men, with so much heart and soul, and grit!

Having been raised with 2 sisters (1963!), we didn’t really know much about guys growing up. Our boy cousins would tease us (and we’d cry), so eventually we had to learn to be tough. We joke about it now. We had a lot of cousin time when we were younger, something our kids wish they had more of today!

So when my friend asked me for a few scraps of wisdom, I kindly offered what I knew, adding one final gem that I felt was important. We’ve given each other permission to speak the truth, and to be honest with each other in our family. For me, as a parent, this means when I hit a rough spot, I need to be a better listener, and carry with me a bit of empathy. Many times I’ve asked my kids to forgive me, too, and I’m always amazed at how generous they are with their love, with a soft heart of forgiveness for their Ma.

As parents, we listen, give advice, ask for advice, and apply the gems to our kids, according to their needs. Our kids were all so different growing up, and we were always changing things up when it seemed something was not working.

Parenting is not easy, and I’m still carrying around a little bit of forgiveness in my pocket. One of the richest things that a young mom (or dad) can do is have good friends who you trust, and who you can share your experiences with. Or older friends you can ask advice from.

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

Our daughter Abby, in college now, made a new recipe last week that I want to share with you today. We text all the time, and she sent me the recipe and photos. I told her how happy I was that she eats so healthy!

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad With Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange – yes, please!

And I could eat this entire bowl.

Happy Friday, Friends!

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad With Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad With Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 small beets, thinly sliced
  • 4 small yam or sweet potato, thinly sliced into rounds or half moons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Blood orange
  • Balsamic glaze to drizzle
  • 1 bag spring mix

Directions:

  1. Toss beets and sweet potato separately in olive oil, garlic, and salt.
  2. Spread evenly on separate, greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, or until tender.
  4. When cooked fully, remove and allow to cool.
  5. Thinly slice blood orange.
  6. In large bowl, layer spring mix, beets, sweet potato, and blood orange. Sprinkle pistachios and drizzle balsamic glaze.

Roasted Beet and Yam Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Blood Orange

1 comment

  1. I’m a beet lover too. We almost always ate them after they had cooked and cooled, tossed with olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, S & P…eating plain or on salads. I haven’t often had them warm. I also like to juice them with some apple. Yum.

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