Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese tossed with a light vinaigrette! Make this simple salad extraordinary by shaping sliced beets into Valentine XO and heart shapes!
Are you in the LOVE beets corner or will you pass on them? If you always say “no thanks” when offered beets, I bet it’s because you’ve boiled your beets. Cooking beets in a bath of boiling water will cook quicker, but I think roasting them brings out the flavors like no other cooking method.
Not only do these tender deep red beetroots taste delicious, but they are also fun to slice and make hearts or hugs and kisses Valentine shapes out of them!
Nothing says I think you’re swell more than the little sweet touches you add to the foods you serve. This is a fun and delicious way to show some extra foodie love, so get out your small cookie cutters and play with your food!
This salad will accompany any main dish, and is especially festive if you are planning a special dinner at home. Serve at a dinner party or enjoy at your private party for two!
- 3-4 (about 1 pound) small-medium size beets
- 6 ounces mixed baby greens
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
The dressing is enough for 8-12 servings. Depending on how much dressing you prefer on your salad.