Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange
 
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Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange is sweet roasted beets with beet greens, goat cheese, and orange tossed in a honey orange vinaigrette. It's sweet, savory, and perfect for beet lovers!
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
For the salad:
  • (1) bunch beets (about 3 medium beets)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • ½ medium orange, peel removed, sliced width-wise, and cut into triangles
  • ¼ cup pepitas
For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Prepare the beets:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the beet greens from the beets and set aside. Scrub the beets and wrap well in aluminum foil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for one hour or until the tip of a knife is inserted easily into the beets. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  2. When the beets are cool enough to handle, rub each one with a paper towel to remove the skins and slice on a cutting board.
Prepare the salad:
  1. Wash the beet greens thoroughly to remove all of the grit. Blot dry with a towel and tear into pieces in a large bowl. Add the sliced beets (you will more than likely only need 1), the goat cheese, and orange.
Prepare the dressing:
  1. Place the vinegar, orange juice, honey, dijon, salt and pepper, to taste in a small bowl. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil.
  2. Add enough dressing to coat the salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with pepitas, serve, and enjoy!
Notes
Reserve the remaining beets for future salads!
If you like mutli-colored beets, you can buy one bunch with beet greens, buy a couple of bunches and scale this recipe to feed a crowd. I also find beets at my grocery store sold individually with no greens attached to make buying more colors even easier.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/roasted-beet-salad-goat-cheese-orange/