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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette also has red onion, and a sprinkling of pistachios. I like it on a bed of baby arugula. simplyhappyfoodie.com #beetsalad #beetsaladgoatcheese #beetsaladorangegoatcheese

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette is a wonderful salad that is full of amazing flavors. Served on a bed of baby arugula, it's a healthy meal. Also perfect as a small starter salad!

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword beet salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 276 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

Beet Salad

  • 2-3 Small Cooked Beets*, cut into small wedges (you could also use canned)
  • 1 Orange, segmented (or use a small can of drained Mandarin oranges)
  • 1/4 Small Red Onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 Tbsp Goat Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Pistachios, shelled

Optional (You can serve this beet salad without the greens, if desired)

  • 1 Bunch of Baby Arugula, or Spring Greens

Orange Vinaigrette

  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper

Instructions

Assemble the Salad

  1. If using arugula greens, spread them out on a plate, or in a salad bowl.

  2. Layer the beets, orange segments, and red onion on top of the greens, if using. Otherwise just layer them without. 

  3. Crumble the goat cheese on top.

  4. Dress the salad with a couple of tablespoons of the vinaigrette, or to taste.

  5. Sprinkle the pistachios on top

To Make the Vinaigrette

  1. Add all ingredients to a mason jar with a lid and shake vigorously until well combined.

    If you don't have a jar with a lid, put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined.

    Taste and adjust salt, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Beets can be Roasted in a 450 degree (F) oven for about 45 minutes for small-medium size beets (Don't peel. Rub with olive oil before roasting).

Beets can also be Pressure Cooked (see my Instant Pot Beets recipe).

Recipe inspired from my visits to Grazie Ristorante in Bothell, WA (they are awesome!).