beet & goat cheese salad
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Serves: 8 servings
  • Beets – 6
  • Balsamic vinegar – ¼ cup
  • Red onion – ¼ onion thinly sliced
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil – ⅓ cup
  • Dijon mustard – ½ tablespoon
  • Black pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Crumbled goat cheese - ½ cup
  1. To prepare the beets:
  2. Rinse beets
  3. Submerge in a pot of water and boil until beets are cooked (tender when pierced with a fork)
  4. Remove beets from water and let cool
  5. Peel beets (cover and refrigerate if you are not ready to serve)
  6. Trim ends and cut beets into thin slices when ready to serve
  7. To prepare the dressing:
  8. Thinly slice red onion and put in a shallow container or bowl
  9. Cover sliced red onion with balsamic vinegar and let sit 45 minutes to 2 hours, stir frequently so all onions are soaked
  10. Remove onions from balsamic vinegar and set aside
  11. Pour vinegar and remaining dressing ingredients into a jar and mix thoroughly
  12. Crumble goat cheese
  13. Pour dressing over sliced beets
  14. Sprinkle onions on beets
  15. Crumble goat cheese on beets and onions
  16. Serve
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