I love beets but cooking them from scratch can be a great deal of work because of peeling the rough skin of the beet.
I happened to be at Walmart the other day and in the grocery section, I saw boxes of Melissa's Peeled Baby Red Beets and thought how wonderful- no cooking! These beets are trimmed, peeled, and steamed so they are ready to eat. Melissa's beets are also void of additives and preservatives. It's just beets.
Even though the beets are pre-cooked, I roasted them a little bit in a little olive oil and sea salt for about 7 minutes at 400 degrees. While waiting for the beets to cool down. In a large bowl, I massaged half a bag of Trader Joe's organic arugula with a couple tablespoons of Brianna's Blush Wine vinaigrette.
I tossed in the cool beets along with some toasted walnuts. This dish is vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free.
To make the salad Paleo, use one of these Paleo-friendly vinaigrette recipes over at Paleo Diet Lifestyle like the Raspberry Walnut.
To make the salad vegetarian, toss on some feta or goat cheese crumbles.