Roasted beetroot, peach and goat cheese salad

    1 hour 40 min

    This salad requires some effort, but is so delicious and always impresses guests. Lambs lettuce, or mache, isn't always available, so you may just use rocket, but lambs lettuce adds a great nutty flavour if you can find it.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 beetroots, scrubbed
    • 1 (70g) bag lamb's lettuce
    • 1 (50g) bag rocket
    • 2 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced
    • 2 shallots, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons pistachio nuts, chopped
    • 110g fresh goat cheese, crumbled
    • 4 tablespoons walnut oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Wrap each beetroot in two layers of aluminium foil, and place onto a baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven until the beetroot is tender, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow the beetroot to cool slightly, then remove the skins. Let the beetroot cool to room temperature, or refrigerate until cold. Once cooled, thinly slice the beetroot.
    2. Place the lambs lettuce and rocket into a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced beetroot and peaches; sprinkle with the shallots, pistachio nuts and goat cheese. In a separate bowl, whisk together the walnut oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper until emulsified, then pour over the salad mixture. Toss well and serve.

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    Absolutely delicious! For anyone who has a Trader Joe's nearby, they offer fully cooked, peeled, fresh beets in the produce department which streamlined the process incredibly! *Loved* the combo of flavors and textures! A definite keeper; thanks, Megancake!  -  24 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the salad I pull out when I really want to impress. It's rich, impressive, and delicious. I put together everything but the beet slices and the dressing, then add those immediately before serving and toss again. Adding the warm beets melts the cheese and just slightly wilts the salad, which is great!  -  16 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this was really great, and versatile, I added avacado, and tomatoes, and red onions.  -  10 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)