Roasted Beet Salad with Cumin and Cilantro

A healthy salad for the new year.

rosh hashanah beets

Reprinted with permission from (Courtesy of Tamar).


  1. 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. dash freshly ground black pepper
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 4 medium red beets
  6. 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  7. juice of half a lemon
  8. juice of half an orange
  9. 1 1/2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  10. 1 clove garlic, minced
  11. 3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro


Preheat oven to 350F and line a bkaing sheet with foil.

Clean the beets and place on the baking sheet. Roast for an hour or until tender with a fork. Cool, peel, and cut into bite-sized pieces.

To make the vinaigrette, puree one of the cooked beets with the lemon and orange juice, balsamic vinegar, the garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil. This can be done a day in advance.

Before serving, toss the beets with vinaigrette. Adjust seasonings to taste and garnish with cilantro.

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