Menu Makeover ~ Boston Pizza’s Roasted Beet and Peach Salad

A little while ago my husband and I grabbed lunch at Boston Pizza, I had the Roasted Beet & Peach Salad.  It never fails, every time I go to a restaurant and order a meal the whole time I’m thinking “How can I make this at home, and make it better?!” (I totally get that from my Dad!)Beet_Peach_Salad_tmAccording to My Fitness Pal, this salad has a whopping 700 calories and 57g of fat!  BP saladIt was a huge salad; I only had half and took the rest home.  I always get the dressings on the side too so I can control that, but it had quite a bit of cheese and candied pecans which is where the majority of the calories and fat came from.

This is one of those situations where just because it’s a salad, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you.  If you want to know the calorie content while you’re out, you can look it up using the My Fitness Pal app. It has many restaurant chain menus in their database now.

Even though it may not be the healthiest choice, this salad was really good! I decided to give it a makeover!Menu Makeover ~ Boston Pizza's Roasted Beet & Peach Salad

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Serves 2

4 cups mixed greens
1 medium beet, cooked, diced (about 100g)
1 peach, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1.5 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup raw, unsalted pecans
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil

Balsamic Glaze
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
Dash of salt

Prepare your beets ahead of time if possible.  Add beets to a pot of boiling water for about 40 minutes, let cool, remove skins and slice.

Turn on your oven to broil.  Add sliced peaches and red peppers to a non-stick baking sheet, brush with a bit of coconut oil and broil on high for about 3 minutes a side.Peaches & Red PepperIn a small frying pan, add pecans and roast over medium-high heat, tossing frequently until they become fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.  Set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk together your balsamic, honey and salt, set aside.

Add mixed greens to two bowls.  Once peaches and peppers are broiled, add these to the mixed greens along with the beets, pecans and goat cheese.  Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

There you have it!  A successful menu makeover with half the calories and 1/3 the fat.Roasted Beeet & Peach SaladNutritional Info per serving
356 Calories, 45g Carbs, 17g Fat, 8g Protein, 33g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

14 Comments

  • Anonymous July 9, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Could you use substitute with plain canned beets?

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  • fitfoodiemama July 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Amazing…as always!

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  • Fitness On Toast July 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    WOW!

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  • bostonpizzabrentwood August 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It’s so great to hear you enjoyed our Roasted Beet & Peach salad, as much as we do! Thanks for giving it a try, and making it your own!

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    • thehappyhealthfreak August 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks! We go out to BPs every now and then. It was a really great salad with awesome flavours; but you should consider lightening it up a tad. Although it was huge and I was able to get 2 meals out of it 🙂

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      • bostonpizzabrentwood August 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm

        Awesome! Thank you for the feedback, and thanks for visiting BP!

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        • Carla December 4, 2015 at 6:30 am

          I also love this Salad it is my favorite thing on the menu. That being said i always order it with dressing on the side and only ever use half or less. Full salad dressing makes it to heavy.

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          • happyhealthfreak December 4, 2015 at 8:43 am

            That’s the way to go…dressing on the side 😉

  • stateandoccupation October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I just had this salad yesterday! It was delicious but I agree, could be lightened up a bit. I’m going to try out your recipe for dinner tomorrow!

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    • thehappyhealthfreak October 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      I think the portion they serve is quite large and they add too many candies nuts and cheese. I hope you like my lightened up version 🙂

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  • Ann Harris May 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I had this salad for the first time today,, loved it !! And yes thought ,, hmm,, how can I make this at home ? So happy to find this recipe !! 🙂

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    • happyhealthfreak May 25, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      That’s awesome Ann! It is so good and totally easy to recreate at home. Enjoy 😉

      Reply

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