Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

    Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

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    30min


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    About this recipe: This is a robustly flavoured salad. Spinach is tossed with goats cheese and caramelised walnuts in a homemade beetroot vinaigrette. Enjoy as a starter or as a side dish.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 120g walnuts, coarsely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/2 (340g) jar pickled beetroot
    • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon chicken stock granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 225g baby spinach leaves, rinsed and dried
    • 115g goat cheese, crumbled

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the walnuts and sugar until walnuts are lightly browned and sugar is caramelised. Thoroughly coat the walnuts with the sugar.
    2. In a liquidiser or food processor, blend the beetroots with cider vinegar, stock granules, garlic granules, sugar, salt and pepper. Gradually blend in the oil.
    3. In a large bowl, toss together the sugar-coated walnuts and spinach. Before serving, drizzle with the blended beat mixture, toss and sprinkle with goat cheese.
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    THIS WAS WONDERFUL! I SERVED IT TO GUESTS, THAT RAVED ABOUT IT. IT DID NOT SAY WHAT TO DO WITH THE BEET JUICE! SO, I ADDED A BIT TO THE DRESSING MIXTURE.  -  17 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    13

    This salad is FANTASTIC! I didn't have boullion mix, so omitted it. I didn't have the walnuts either, so I just added some toasted pine nuts and sunflower seeds, and for sweetness added a bit of chopped mango. I'll try it with the walnuts next time, but the substitutions were great. Thanks!  -  13 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    8

    Simply Fantastico! So healthy, so tasty. Didn't have baby spinach, so blanched regular spinach for 2-3 minutes instead. Also, replaced goatcheese with feta. Was quick, light and healthy. Thoroughly recommend it to all. Thank you for posting this recipe!  -  06 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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