Beets with Walnuts, Goat Cheese, and Baby Greens
Pair roasted beets and goat cheese with crisp baby greens and crunchy walnuts for a salad that almost explodes with flavor and color. You can prepare the beets up to two days in advance.
|6||medium beets (red and golden), about 1 1/2 pounds|
|8 cups||mixed baby salad greens|
|1 cup||loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves|
|1 tablespoon||white balsamic vinegar|
|1/4 teaspoon||kosher salt|
|1/4 teaspoon||black pepper|
|2 tablespoons||extra-virgin olive oil|
|1/2 cup||(2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese|
|1/4 cup||coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted|
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Leave root and 1-inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place beets and 1 cup water in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish; cover tightly with foil. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until tender. Cool beets slightly. Trim off roots; rub off skins. Cut beets into wedges; cool completely.
3. Place greens and parsley in a large bowl; toss. Combine vinegar, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over greens mixture; toss gently. Arrange 1 cup salad on each of 8 plates; top evenly with beets. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons nuts.