I really like the combination of the beets and goat cheese in this salad. If your in a rush, canned or jarred "un-pickled" sliced beets work well here too, if you don't have time to roast fresh ones. Also, this salad works well with your favorite bottled vinaigrette, if you'd rather not make it from scratch. Cook time is beet roasting time.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Wrap beets in aluminum foil, and roast until tender, about 1 hour.
- Let the beets cool a bit, and then peel the skins while they are still a bit warm.
- Using a mandoline, or very sharp knife, cut beets into paper thin slices.
- For the vinaigrette, place all the ingredients into a bowl or blender, and whisk or blend until well combined.
- Toss the beets with half of the vinaigrette.
- Toss the greens with the remaining vinaigrette.
- Arrange the greens on a serving plate or bowl, and top with the beet slices.
- Crumble the goat cheese over top the salad, and serve.
The beets were perfect! The goat cheese makes such a creamy accompaniment to the greens! I added mandarin oranges and grape tomatoes just because I love them in a salad! I wouldn't recommend mixing this vinaigrette with arugula, it's a little "bitey". Also, the shallots are very, very strong. Just a fair warning if you're making this for a date!
Shame on me I made this in the summer for the first time and forgot to rate it. If you enjoy beets you will love this twist.
I loved the flavors in this salad. I roasted some beets a few days ago and needed to make something with them. This was easy and great! I halved the beets and the lettuce and used the full amount of dressing. Thanks for posting!