Beets are very healthy for you, however some people, like myself are not a fan of their taste. In order to fully enjoy beets, I love to pair them with different flavours. While enjoying this salad, I discovered a perfect match… beets and goat cheese tastes so good together! The goat cheese really corresponds well with the beets, as the salty taste and creamy texture suits the firm, sweet beets. The orange pieces add a nice sweetness and the walnuts add the perfect crunch. Finally, the vinaigrette really complements the orange pieces and brings together the salad perfectly. Overall, this salad is fresh and bursts with tastiness. Hope you enjoy it!
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1/2 cup steamed beets
- Goat cheese
- Handful of walnuts
- 1 orange
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon green onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Salt and pepper
Once the beets are peeled and steamed, cool and chop. Place in a bowl with mixed greens. Add walnuts and goat cheese. Cut the orange and add small pieces of orange to the bowl. Reserve half of the orange for the vinaigrette.
Orange Vinaigrette Directions:
Juice half an orange and add to a small bowl. Add apple cider vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, honey, parsley, rosemary, and green onion. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and pour over the salad.