Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

beet and goat cheese salad

I think I could eat a salad every day. In fact, a few years ago {when we were eating super healthy} I think I did! I love the freshness of ingredients, the combination of flavors & textures, and the ease in which they are prepared. And when hosting a dinner party I think it’s a solid go-to course to round out the meal.

I made this beet and goat cheese salad for the Greek themed dinner party here, and it’s a great mix between the creaminess of the cheese, the crunchiness of the nuts, and the burst of flavor from the beets. Toss it with a light vinaigrette and it’s a fantastic starter to any sit down dinner.

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Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

  • Prepared Spring Mix salad greens
  • Sliced beets from a can, drained and patted dry
  • 3 oz log Goat Cheese
  • Chopped Walnuts, lightly toasted
  • Balsamic or Red Wine Vinaigrette dressing

Cut the sliced beets into thin strips.

Cut or crumble the goat cheese into bite-sized portions.

Layer greens, beets, and goat cheese on salad plates, and sprinkle with walnuts.

Drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette and serve.

TIP: Make your own dressing by combining 3 Tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar, 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste. Whisk together vinegar & mustard while slowly pouring in olive oil.

What are some of your favorite salad ingredients, and do you always serve a salad for entertaining? Would love to hear from you!

Have a great day.

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

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