Beet and Orange Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese


  • 2 small oranges, cut into segments
  • 3 medium cooked beets, diced
  • Goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 2 TBSP chopped fresh mint
  • Sea salt to taste


Cook the beets by either roasting or boiling until they are soft.  Then cut off the root and stem and slip off the skins.

Cut the oranges and place them in a bowl. Chop the mint and toss with the oranges. Dice the beets and toss with oranges and mint. Crumble the cheese and lightly toss. Sprinkle with salt.

If you are preparing this ahead of time or are traveling with it, it would be best to prepare all ingredients but wait to assemble them to just before eating.

Oranges are not a “summer food” as they are heating and they are in season in the winter in Florida.  However, a little out of season fruit once in a while is ok. The oranges add a nice sweetness to the beets and the cooling mint will counteract the heat from the oranges.

Excellent culinary salts are available from here.

In South Central PA, you can find organic veggies here.

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