BEET SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE AND VEGETABLES

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Pretty light and very good.

This is very easy-to-make and delicious. A simple, simply great salad, worth keeping its recipe. Thanks to fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff for sharing it.

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Let sautéed garlic cool in a small bowl.

4 cooked beets, thinly sliced

2 large shallots, minced

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

juice of 1 large lemon

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/2 cup pine nuts

10 cups mesclun

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 large orange bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried

4 ounces fresh goat cheese

salt and pepper to taste

 

STEPS TO MAKE IT:

 

  1. Wash the beets, cut their ends, and boil them covered in water for 30 minutes. After cooked, let them cool, then slice them thinly.
  2. Sauté the garlic in melted butter, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes, until garlic is golden brown. Put it aside to cool down, and keep the just used pan unclean.

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    Sautee pine nuts on low heat, stirring occasionally, to make sure they’re even.
  3. Whisk the shallots, olive oil, Dijon mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Brown the pine nuts for three minutes in the used pan, stirring occasionally – they’re very delicate and easy to burn, so please be careful.
  5. Place the mesclun on the bottom of a big salad bowl and drizzle it with olive oil. Add the pepper, beets, tomatoes, cranberries and pine nuts. Combine the dill to the bowl with sautéed garlic with olive oil, mix it well until it’s even. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss the salad. Season to taste, and crumble goat cheese over top. Ready to serve.

 

Yield: 4 servings

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Getting lemon juice into a bowl.

 

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Lemon juice and shallots in a bowl.

 

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Whisking after adding Dijon mustard.

 

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Cooking beets.

 

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Straining beets.

 

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Slicing beets — watch your fingertips!

 

PepperAndTomatoes
Chopped pepper and halved tomatoes ready to be added to the salad.

 

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Mixing beets with pepper and tomatoes.

 

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Bon appétit!

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