How pretty is this! I love this simple beet, orange and goat cheese salad, mostly for its gorgeous colours and how it brightens up the table. OK, it tastes pretty good too with it’s fresh orange vinaigrette dressing drizzled on the earthy beets, sweet oranges and tangy goat cheese. If you buy beets already roasted (my friend Judi said you can buy them vacuum-packed at Costco), the whole salad just takes 10 minutes to pull together. The beets are easy to make, though, but they do take an hour to roast.
I just couldn’t resist making this recipe when I came across a very similar one on a blog called Food & Style. I made a few tweaks with what I had on hand and voila. A new keeper in my collection.
Once again, you can adjust the recipe it to make to your tastes or to use what you have on hand. Change the sprouts, use red and golden beets, alter the oranges, change the nuts, add pomegranate seeds or use a different vinaigrette. It’s hard to go wrong with these colours I think.
You can make the salad ahead. Just add the dressing before serving.