Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Bacon Recipe

Looking for an easy Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Bacon recipe? Learn how to make Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Bacon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by maggie314

Makes 4 servings



Once Upon A Chef - http://www.onceuponachef.com/2011/03/roasted-beet-salad-with-goat-cheese-walnuts-honey-dijon-vinaigrette.html

Recipe Ingredients for Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Bacon

3 beets+2"+dia,+sphere beets
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 ounces mixed greens (I like a blend of frisee, radicchio and mesclun)
2 ounces goat cheese
4 strips bacon
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (best quality, such as Pompeian Gourmet)
3/4 tablespoons minced shallots
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

Recipe Directions for Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Bacon

  1. For the beets:

  2. Preheat oven to 425F. Wipe or scrub beets clean then trim stems down to one-inch (leave ?tails? on). Place beets on a large piece of foil; drizzle with olive oil, then wrap foil around them to form a neat packet. Roast directly on rack in middle of oven until tender, about 1 hour. Test for doneness by piercing the largest beet with a knife. If it enters easily, it?s done. Unwrap beets and let sit until cool enough to handle. Use your hands or a paring knife to peel skin, then cut into -inch dice (I usually do this right on the aluminum foil but you can also use a stain-proof cutting board or plate). Set aside.

  3. For the vinaigrette:

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper. Whisking constantly, slowly add the oil in a steady stream. (Alternatively, add all your ingredients to a jar, cover with lid, and shake vigorously to blend.) Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  5. For the salad:

  6. Place the greens in a large bowl, drizzle with about half of the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Add as much of the remaining vinaigrette as desired and toss again. Divide greens onto plates, then sprinkle with beets, walnuts, bacon and goat cheese. (The reason you don?t just mix it all together in a salad bowl is that the beets would cause the whole salad to turn pink.) Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
486
Calories from Fat
329
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
36.6g
56%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
752mg
31%
Potassium
563mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
23.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
13.0g
Protein
18.6g
Vitamin A 67% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 17% Iron 13%
* 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 vitamin A
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