Roasted Beet and Goat Blue Cheese Salad

By Sabrina Model, from thetomatotart.com

I am a salad freak. If I go a day without my greens, Iím just not a happy girl. This salad really satisfies my jones for greens and for another love — beets. I love beets — red ones, golden ones, big ones, baby ones, and those beautiful stripey white and pink ones called Chioggias.

This salad is so simple and can be plated in such a way that it looks super fancy, which is a big plus! I recently served this salad aside Pork Chops topped with a fig reduction and a lovely parsnip puree, but it could easily be served in a bigger portion as a meal.

  • SALAD INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Roasted Golden Beet
  • 4 Slices Goat Blue Cheese
  • Chives
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • Blood Orange Vinaigrette (see below)



  • BLOOD ORANGE VINAIGRETTE
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 6 tbsp blood orange olive oil (I used Stonehouse)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Whisk everything together until well emulsified



INSTRUCTIONS
Slice the beet and goat blue cheese into long slabs. Arrange beets and blue cheese side-by-side atop greens. Sprinkle with chives, and top with Vinaigrette.

81 comments

Shae Lee
Shae Lee2 years ago

Sounds nummy .. thanks

Konstantin Trubin

thanks

Dale O.

Marvellous and tempting!

paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

Thanks ....

Pinke A.
Pinke A.3 years ago

Sounds good and looks delicious,thank yo!

Julie D.
Julie D.3 years ago

Sounds like this would be very yummy! Thanks!

Alicia N.
Alicia N.3 years ago

looks so delicious-Thanks U

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

Cheyenne this might inspire you even more about Beetroot and you can see and read all about them in this link.

http://localfoods.about.com/od/springbeets/tp/Types-Of-Beets.htm

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

I have seen Yellow or Golden Beetroots and enquired about them at our local farmers market. They told me that it tastes the same as the Red beetroot.

Beetroot leaves esp the newer ones tastes great in a tossed green salad. Here in Melb Oz we can buy freshly put together green leaves of various plants as well as bagged ones. I love it with its rocket, beetroot leaves, butter lettuce, chard, red and green Oak lettuce,mesun, cos and more. it is so delicious and glad they have included the delicious beetroot leaves whereas years ago they tossed them out or composted them.