Beet Salad And Walnut Recipes

By | April 24, 2009

Beet Salad With Goat Cheese And Walnuts

Beet Salad Ingredients

Vinaigrette – four tablespoon (fat free and balsamic)
Mixed greens and lettuce – four cups
Olive oil – half cup
Maple syrup – three tablespoons
Beets – one can (chilled) (About eight ounces are used)
Goat cheese – one ounce (crumble the cheese and use)
Frozen orange juice concentrate – half cup
Walnuts – two tablespoons (toast them and chop in a rough manner)
Black pepper powder – one-eighth of a teaspoon
Basil leaves (fresh) – one tablespoon

Method of Preparation

  1. Take a bowl and add the parsley, pepper, basil leaves, vinaigrette, olive oil and frozen orange juice concentrate. Whisk them together. The salad dressing is ready!
  2. Slice the beets into semi circular pieces. Take a pan of water and bring it to boil.
  3. Add the beets to the pan and allow cooking for about twenty to thirty minutes. The beets are tender, when done.
  4. Take a skillet and dry roast the walnuts. Pour in the maple syrup and stir well.
  5. This helps to coat the nuts well. A good alternative is to use sugar and kosher salt. The sugar caramels and coats the nuts and result in fragrant and golden walnuts. Spread the nuts on a separate pan, so as to cool down. Your candied walnuts are ready!
  6. Take a salad bowl and place the baby greens and lettuce on them.
  7. Sprinkle the candied walnuts on the lettuce.
  8. Place the cooked beets over the nuts and add the goat cheese.
  9. Add a dash of the dressing over the ingredients on the plate.

Health Tips

  • It is a vegetarian salad, which is easy to prepare.
  • The salad is devoid of meat and can be taken as the main course, along with chicken.
  • The above mentioned ingredients provide two servings.
  • Beet salad with goat cheese is a vegetarian recipe, which contains dairy products and nuts. Individuals with sensitivity to the above should avoid the beet salad with goat cheese.
  • Each serving of the salad provides 160 calories per serving.
  • It is a high sodium content salad, about 700 mg per serving.
  • The dietary fiber and protein contribution are 3 grams and 6 grams respectively.
  • The salad can be included in the diet of diabetics.
  • The total fat contribution is 10 grams, whereas the saturated fat is 3 grams. The salad provides 7 mg of cholesterol.
  • The salad also provides14 grams of carbohydrates.