BMT Tower Salad

Back in March I posted a Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash Salad.  I mentioned then that I stopped eating beets for quite sometime but then recently rediscovered them roasted and fell in love.  In that post I roasted the beets myself which is fun but takes time and can be messy.
Do you prefer to whip your meals up quickly without lacking that sensational taste?  You can create that same salad or the beautiful tower above using Melissa’s Beets.
I love making things from scratch and often do because I think it just tastes best that way.  However, I have to say Melissa’s Beets tasted exactly like mine did.  No funny taste from packaging or coating, but like they just came from the oven with time to chill – all natural, with no additives or preservatives too.
Beets have a host of health benefits that you can review on my recent post, making them an ideal choice to add to your daily menu.
The recipe above was so simple, all the better for those days on the run or if company’s coming unexpectedly for dinner.
BMT Tower
serves 4
1 package of Fresh Mozzarella ball
1 package Melissa’s Red Beets
1 large Heirloom Yellow Tomato
Slice each – Mozzarella, Beet and Tomato in 1/2 inch slices
Layer, starting with the tomato on the bottom, then beet slice, mozzarella and continue for a second layer.
Surround with Baby Arugula
Top with Champagne Vinaigrette or dressing of choice.  I like this dressing because it compliments the flavors of the salad without overpowering it.
Champagne Vinaigrette
serves 4
6 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Champagne Vinegar
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. Grey Poupon
salt & pepper to taste
Blend and serve over salad.
Simple, quick and elegant!  What more could you ask for.
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  1. You’re right about making things from scratch always tastes great ! Healthier , too ! 😀 I’m sure that BMT tower tastes fantastic as it looks ! ;D

  2. Mmmmmm….this looks spectacular, Vicki! I will have to make this once we get some decent tomatoes 🙂

    PS…no, Bill didn’t even try the key lime tarts. Let me know if you get the square tart pans. I think they’d be fun for brownies or tarts with a bottom crust only or maybe even a rolled out pastry crust 🙂

  3. The salad without doubt is healthy and pretty.
    What is Poupon? What would be the substitute if someone doesn’t have it?

  4. Balvinder I’m sorry I should have put Dijon mustard. Grey Poupon is the brand name for a type of Dijon.

    Lizzy, I’ll have to try and find those in square. So far I’ve only seen round although I haven’t had much time to look everywhere. I’m sure they’ve got to be someplace in town.

    Anne surprisingly the Beets tasted perfect. Fresh as could be. I couldn’t tell a difference and I’m funny about that stuff.

    Julie I hope you’ll try the salad. It is very healthy and refreshing.

    Thanks for your coments.

  5. Your tower looks delicious. When I first saw the title, I was guessing that the M was for mushroom. I love the way you interpreted this classic!

  6. Thanks Beth, I tried to come up with somewhat creative title. Glad you liked it.

  7. Beautiful salad Vicki, love roasted beets;-)

  8. Wow…this looks wonderfully delicious! And so pretty, too! Have a great weekend!

  9. The tower looks awesome and fun 🙂

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by, Vicki. I will remember what you said about the rosemary and omit it the next time I make fougasse.

    I never think about fixing beets. I am not sure why because when I am served them I enjoy them so much. This looks pretty and I am sure is tasty. A perfect dish for warmer months.

  11. Vicki – this looks like a wonderful salad, I am always up for a delicious salad, especially one with layers of wonderful ingredients like this!

  12. Looks so appetizing! I remember reading your post about beets and thinking that I really needed to eat more. That’s good to know that Melissa’s beets work well!

  13. We loved this one too! I love how you always I’ve backstory on the recipe – very informative!

  14. Roasted beets? Champagne vinaigrette? Wow! That is one amazing dish! Have a wonderful weekend, Vicki!

  15. I love beet, esp. when they are ROASTED! The vinaigrette sounds heavenly.

  16. Beautiful salad! Loving those roasted beets 🙂

  17. This looks and sounds great, I love the name BMT!

  18. Hi Vicki, lovely to meet you. I’m a long (long) way from Missouri but if I were closer, I’d take classes from you!

    I love your BMT. I’ve been a beet lover for a very long time. 🙂

  19. Lovely refreshing salad. I have recently developed a taste for beets but I have yet to try them roasted.

  20. I love roast beets but don’t love the mess. Interesting that the Melissa product works (if you say it does, I know it does!). I may have to give that a try – have some roast beet projects in mind. But nothing as spectacular as your BMT Tower Salad! Great dish! Thank.s

  21. I’m all about making things from scratch! I love the idea and the way you’ve presented it Vicki! Its healthy and sounds super delicious.

  22. Oh my!! Love these…I want one now!

  23. Hi Vicki,

    I always love your salad dressings. I’ve tried several already and I love them. Have to try this one too. I have beets in my fridge…. perfect. =)

  24. I love making things from scratch too. Tastes much better, fresher. This salad looks amazing! Will try this out for sure.

  25. love that you show the texture so beautifully in this pic of yours!! personally i loved the recipe!!!

  26. I love beets so this sounds delicious to me! I roasted some golden beets for our dinner last night. I wish I had some left to make this!

  27. What a pretty salad…love roasted beets and love that Vinaigrette!

  28. This is such a great idea! I haven’t had beets in the longest time. And the vinaigrette sounds like a winner 🙂

  29. Vicky, what a lovely and nutritive idea for a salad!

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