Saturday, September 21, 2013

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Ever have a craving for something that just won't go away until it's satisfied? Well, I had a craving for beets the other day (...and NO, I am NOT pregnant!) I wanted a beet salad like you can get at a fancy schmancy restaurant. You know, those restaurants that charge you $7 for a wedge of lettuce. It also might have been that Meijer had their goat cheese crumbles on sale and I wanted to eat those too. Anyways, this is what I came up with...

1 lb beets (they are 0.99/lb at Meijer)
spinach or greens of your choice
goat cheese crumbles
olive oil
balsamic vinegar

First, give your beets and good scrubbing, then put a little oil on them and wrap them in foil.

All wrapped up and ready to go. Put the wrapped beets in a 400 degree oven and roast for 45 minutes to an hour.

Once beets are cooked, the skins will peel or rub right off. Wear gloves though if you do not want pink fingers.

Chop up your peeled beets. Throw some greens in a bowl, top with beets and goat cheese in generous amounts, then sprinkle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top to taste. Voila! You have a fancy schmancy roasted beet and goat cheese salad.

I made the first plate of salad on a salad plate. My daughter inhaled it in less than a minute. I had to go to a big salad bowl for the next serving so I could enjoy some too!

Have a great weekend. Gotta go to work now :(

1 comment:

  1. I love beets. My mom makes pickled beets every year and I even put them on my burgers (absolutely delicious!) I also had a nice bunch from our garden this year. I roast them as well, so good and so pretty! Nice salad! :)