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TIP OF THE DAY: Goat Cheese, Beets & Nuts

One of our favorite salads is appealing year-round: for its green, red and white palette during holiday season, and for color, flavor and texture anytime.

With a delicious shipment from Love Beets, we’ve been enjoying it every day. It’s a mesclun salad with beets, goat cheese and nuts. You can turn it into a lunch salad by adding a protein.

You can also toast or candy the nuts. We think that toasted walnuts or pecans work best.

For extra flavor and nutrition, you can roll the goat log in seeds (chia, pepitas, sesame, sunflower) or minced herbs before slicing.

RECIPE: MIX & MATCH GOAT CHEESE & BEETS SALAD

Ingredients

  • Log of fresh goat cheese (chèvre)
  • Lettuce: mesclun mix, bibb/Boston, frisée, romaine or other favorite
  • Beets: baby beets, diced or sliced beets
  • Nuts: hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts
  • Vinaigrette (recipe)
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    Ingredients for the salad. You can send this box as a gift! Photo courtesy Taigan.com.

  • Optional: halved cherry or grape tomatoes (look for orange or yellow, to contrast with the beets)
  • Optional protein: beef, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, lamb, pork or shrimp
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    Preparation

    1. SLICE the goat cheese into rounds.

    2. TOSS the lettuce and tomatoes with the vinaigrette and place on plates. Arrange goat cheese rounds and beets atop lettuce (cut them in half if you like). Sprinkle with nuts.
     
    GIFT PACKAGE

    Want to send the ingredients as a gift? Check out this gift box from Belle Chevre (BYO fresh lettuce).

     

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    Love Beets sporting new packaging. Photo courtesy Love Beets.
      ABOUT LOVE BEETS

    If you like beets and have attempted to cook them, you know they can be a mess: peeling the irregular surface, getting red beet juice over everything (it stains!).

    Canned and jarred beets are pretty good substitutes, but Love Beets takes things a bit further, in minimal packaging and a broad choice of styles flavors.

    Our favorites are the flavored baby beets in: Honey + Ginger, Mild Vinegar, Sweetfire (with chili), White Wine + Vinegar and Organic White Wine + Vinegar. The seasoning add pizzazz to salads and other recipes.

    Certified kosher by OU, with organic options, the company also sells snack trays (beets, cheese and crackers, for example) and beet juice.

    Find the Love Beets nearest to you with this store locator.

     
    There are lots of creative recipes on the website. Beet Margarita, anyone? (It’s made with beet juice. We actually can’t wait to try it.)
     

    BEETS & BURGERS

    In Australia, a true Oz-style burger must be topped with a slice or two of beets. Even McDonalds and Burger King serve it.

      




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