Skip to Content

Watermelon Radish, Beet, and Mozzarella Salad


  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp  lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 unpeeled beets
  • 1/2 orange
  • fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large watermelon radish
  • 8 oz buffalo mozzarella
  • 4 fresh basil leaves


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Make the dressing: whisk orange juice, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, and 1/4 cup olive oil.

2. Place unpeeled red beets (rinsed, tops removed) in a baking dish. Cut 1/2 orange into 4 slices and arrange around beets. Top with a few fresh thyme sprigs, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Pour 1 cup water over beets and cover with foil. Poke a few holes in the foil and roast for 45-60 minutes.

3. Uncover beets and rub skin off with a paper towel once cool enough to handle. Cut into wedges. Slice watermelon radish and place on plate with beets, buffalo mozzarella, and torn basil leaves. Garnish with orange slices and finish with salt, pepper, and dressing.

Adapted from Glamour

Shop Ingredients