This stunning winter salad gets its sweet, earthy flavor from roasted beets and balsamic vinegar. Creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula add color and balance, while toasted walnuts add crunch. A mandoline is the best way to get thin, even slices from the roasted beets.

Karen Rankin
Source: EatingWell.com, November 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a large piece of foil on a rimmed baking sheet; place beets in the center of the foil. Gather the sides of the foil up to make a packet; pour in 1/2 cup vinegar and seal the packet. Roast until the beets are very tender when pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes. Open the foil packet; let cool for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring the remaining 1/2 cup vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, without stirring, until reduced to about 3 tablespoons, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat (the mixture will thicken as it cools).

  • When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel them, then slice very thinly with a knife or a mandoline. Arrange the sliced beets, overlapping slightly, on a platter.

  • Toss arugula with oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; arrange on top of the beets. Sprinkle with goat cheese and walnuts; drizzle with the balsamic reduction.

Tips

To make ahead: Roast beets (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; dietary fiber 3.9g 16% DV; sugars 17.7g; fat 11.5g 18% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 3.9mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 466.4IU 9% DV; vitamin c 7.4mg 12% DV; folate 143.9mcg 36% DV; calcium 82.1mg 8% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 53.4mg 19% DV; potassium 521.7mg 15% DV; sodium 316.9mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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