After all my indulgences lately (we ate a lot of ice cream on vacation), I need to add lots of healthy ingredients to my diet. This is the perfect fall salad to do that. I love beets however I am not a big fan of roasting them as the staining red color makes me nervous. No problem, I just buy these from Trader Joe’s. They are already steamed but have no added preservatives. Love them!
To make toasting walnuts easy, I just put them in a small nonstick pan with low heat for a few minutes. No need to turn the oven on!
I tossed the greens with the other ingredients, gave the salad a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. My easy dinner was ready. Even the meat eating husband enjoyed it!
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Walnuts
8 ounces of roasted or cooked beets, sliced
6 ounces baby salad greens
1 granny smith apple, cored and chopped
3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1/3 cup toasted walnut pieces
fresh ground pepper
Toss together the beets, salad greens, apple, goat cheese and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle some olive oil and vinegar on the salad to your liking. Enjoy!