This Beet and Goat Cheese Salad is made with beets, walnuts, goat cheese, romaine lettuce, arugula, olive oil and vinegar.
How do you roast beets?
You can do so in the oven or on the grill. I feel that roasting the beets bring out the more sweeter side. The oven would work perfectly fine as well. Other people boil beets, but I think roasting them in either an oven or a grill is better.
I used about 6 beets and wrapped them each aluminum foil. The type of beet you should pick is a hard beet. They will become soft and squishy after roasting. Some people even incorporate beets in pasta dishes to get a pink pasta!
We actually roasted the beets the day before and kept them in the refrigerator for a day. Beets can be refrigerated for up to a week after roasting. I usually prefer to eat beets room temperature, so I usually take them out 1 hour before eating them. I slice them, put them in a plate with olive oil and salt, and let them sit with cling wrap for 1 hour. This is the BEST way to make the Beet and goat cheese salad!
How to make Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
If you decide to grill the beets, you will need to cut off the leafy tops close to the top of the beet. Scrub the beets throughly and wrap them in aluminum foil completely. Place on the grill at 400 F, close and roast for 45 minutes. Alternatively in the oven, you will preheat the oven to 400 F and on a baking sheet, place the wrapped beet and leave in for 50 to 60 minutes. You will know the beets are done when you can poke easily with a fork. When I take the beets out, I like to still leave them on the counter still wrapped for another hour. Remember, small beets will cook longer than large beets!
To make the salad, add the roasted, sliced beets, walnuts, goat cheese, lettuce, olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper.