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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

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This is a delicious and easy salad which takes little time and is a great meatless main course. It uses beets, goat cheese, candied walnuts and baby greens. For a main dish salad, add chicken. Feel free to include more of your favorite vegetables too.

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  • Calories:
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 26.1 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place beets into a saucepan, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until tender. Drain and cool, then cut in to cubes.
  2. While the beets are cooking, place the walnuts in a skillet over medium-low heat. Heat until warm and starting to toast, then stir in the maple syrup. Cook and stir until evenly coated, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice concentrate, balsamic vinegar and olive oil to make the dressing.
  4. Place a large helping of baby greens onto each of four salad plates, divide candied walnuts equally and sprinkle over the greens. Place equal amounts of beets over the greens, and top with dabs of goat cheese. Drizzle each plate with some of the dressing.
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Reviews

Khristin
330
5/15/2008

UPDATE: I love, love this salad. For the beets I like to roast them (as you would a potato-1 hour @ 450, wrapped whole in foil) then cubed marinated overnight in vinegar (balsalmic or red wine). I also sub feta for the goat cheese. 9/15/2007:Whenever I go to Cheesecake Factory this is the salad I order. Thank you so much for this recipe (its going to save me so much $ to make it at home). The only changes I would make is to substitute pecans for the walnuts and add some roasted asparagus spears.

PRINCESS20NY
206
11/4/2006

Very tasty. For the dressing instead of OJ concentrate I used a sprits of regular OJ and it tasted just fine. Combination of the goat cheese, beets, and nuts really pops your taste buds. Loved it.

Four-Wheeling Mom
173
2/17/2007

This recipes was awesome. I used chilled canned beets instead of fresh beets and they were just as good.