Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios Recipe

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Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 8 servings



From Gourmet, December 2002; 99% would make this again; Special equipment: a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter (without handle; at least 2 inches high); Beets can be roasted and diced 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before using; Molded beet salad (without lamb's lettuce) can be assembled 45 minutes ahead and kept, covered, at cool room temperature.

Recipe Ingredients for Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios

3 beets, red, raw, large
2 beets, golden, raw, large
1/4 cup minced shallot
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup walnut oil or pistachio oil
4 oz goat cheese, soft
3 tablespoons pistachios, shelled, salted (not dyed red), coarsely chopped
1 ounce mixed baby greens (4 cups - lamb's lettuce is best)

Recipe Directions for Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Separately wrap red and golden beets tightly in double layers of foil and roast in middle of oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap beets.

  3. While beets are cooling slightly, whisk together shallot, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a stream, whisking.

  4. When beets are cool enough to handle, slip off and discard skins. Separately cut red and golden beets into 1/4-inch dice and put in separate bowls. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons dressing to each bowl and toss to coat.

  5. Place cookie cutter in center of 1 of 8 salad plates. Put one eighth of red beets in cutter and pack down with your fingertips. Crumble 2 teaspoons goat cheese on top, then one eighth of golden beets, packing them down. Gently lift cutter up and away from stack. Make 7 more servings in same manner. Drizzle each plate with 1 teaspoon dressing and scatter with some pistachios.

  6. Toss māche with just enough remaining dressing to coat and gently mound on top of beets. Serve immediately.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 96.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
138
Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
318mg
13%
Potassium
271mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
9.2g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
7.2g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 15% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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