Roasted Beet & Corn Salad

Spring is right around the corner.  If you’re as lucky as I am to live in Southern California, its already full blown summer. (Seriously, it was 80 degrees in San Diego yesterday – doesn’t suck). For me, this is portent that its BBQ time.  I love being outdoors, and when grilling, like to try and turn out the whole meal from the grill.  This easy salad is a great way to use beets, feature some gorgeous grilled corn, and make a great complement to whatever protein you’re grilling off.


Roasted Beet & Corn Salad

8 small to medium beets

5 ears of corn

1/2 red onion, diced

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste


Have grill set to medium heat, or if using charcoal, the coals should appear white, but still red inside.  Remove tops from beets – reserve if you’d like.  Brush beets with olive oil, and make fold into a tin foil packet. Place on grill and cover.   Allow to sit for about 15 minutes, then turn over. Allow to roast another 10 – 15 minutes. While beets are roasting, grill off corn. Remove from heat – beets should be fork tender. Using a kitchen towel to protect your hands from the heat, peel off the skin. If they’re cooked correctly, the skin will slide right off – if it doesn’t, toss them back on the grill, they need a little more time.  Once peeled, cut beets into bite size pieces, and place in large salad bowl.  Cut corn from the cobb, and add to bowl. Toss in onion, add a quick turn of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.  Give it couple of stirs, and serve!

This pairs perfectly with a grilled rib-eye, the smoky sweet salad really makes the flavor of the beef pop!

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3 thoughts on “Roasted Beet & Corn Salad

  1. I like the idea of pairing this with bbq – not that it is exactly warm enough to barbecue here just yet! – it would be very refreshing!

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