Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Roasted beet salad is one of my absolute favorites and recently at Le Garage in Sausalito, I had a beet salad with some scrumptious goat cheese on it. I was inspired to make beet salad at home and add a little goat cheese myself.

The goat cheese does not appear in the photograph but I dropped slices of it as a garnish right before serving the salad.

Ingredients

6 medium beets (3 red, 3 yellow)
Olive oil for roasting

3 Tbsp Olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
1 Tbsp fresh grated orange zest
Juice of one orange
1 Tbsp shallot, minced
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 3 oz package of herbed goat cheese – room temperature

I’ve been looking for a better way to roast beets and this time I found one from who else? Martha Stewart. Following her advice, I drizzled each beet with olive oil and wrapped it aluminum foil lined with parchment paper. I also seasoned the beets with salt and pepper before folding them up into their individual packets. Then I roasted them for about an hour in an oven heated to 450˚F. They were delicious right from the get-go and needed little adornment for the salad.

For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, orange zest, orange juice, shallot and mustard in a bowl. Drizzle over beets and toss to coat. Add a little at a time to make sure that you don’t add too much. Toss the beets carefully and minimally so that the colors don’t bleed.

Sprinkle chopped parsley on top.

Drop slices of soft, herbed goat cheese on top as well. Toss a teeny bit to blend.

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