The sweet tart taste of this dish make it a comforting hearty winter salad.
Place beets in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low cover, and simmer for 45 minutes or until beets are tender. (Test with fork.) Drain beets and run under cold water to remove the skins. Cut beets into ¼ inch cubes.
Place beets, sliced onions & fresh mint in medium bowl. Drizzle the vinaigrette and gently toss all ingredients together.
Before serving each salad, add shaved ricotta salata cheese to finish.