Beet and goat cheese salad- farmer’s market inspired.


It’s been a while since we did some real cooking. Or some real food shopping. The visit to the farmer’s market this weekend was such a joy for us. After some shopping, we enjoyed a light breakfast in the park. It was a few miles drive from where we live, but we combined it with other errands we had to do in the area.

This salad was inspired by the beautiful bunch of baby beets that came home with us. We also had some really great goat cheese from the market. The combination was inevitable.

For the salad:

The beets were roasted .

We left a bit of the tops on and peeled the skin after roasting. Make sure you scrub the beets well, if baking them whole. Also added some fresh thyme, rosemary, and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Quarter the beets, combine with goat cheese and greens. Drizzle some olive oil. Salt and pepper, of course.


It was really good and it is a great way to enjoy the real taste of beets.

26 responses »

  1. Get ready to be surprised, Laavanya. Roasting really deepens it flavor.

    Dee, salads are lovely to add variety to yr meal routine. I like goat cheese, but mozzarella remains my favorite.

    TBC, thanks. The vinegar happened to be on the countertop at that instant.

  2. beets and goat’s cheese are a classic combo. beets are really underutilised, i think.

    You are right. We buy it only once in a blue moon, but that might be about to change. The leaves went into a cabbage- beet leaf thoran. It was sooo good.

  3. I love this combo … never tried it at home though… that roasted beets pic is awesome!

    I saw a Jamie Oliver show where he roasted the beets on a small grill and was peeling off the skins. Then he did an olive oil toss. It looked really delicious. Ever since this salad has been on my mind.

  4. delicious salad… I am just beginning to cook beet at home and this sounds like a great way 🙂

    Mandira, I used to cook beets the Indian way before but this was really delicious. Hope you enjoy them

  5. Mmmmmm, beets with goat cheese…most importantly – cheese 😀
    I have a smiliar salad in my entertaining cookbook by williams sonoma. I’ve been wanting to make it forever…but beets haven’t been making an appearance here 😦

    No beets in cali? You will love it and I am sure it will end up with 5 stars 🙂

  6. I enjoy eating anything with beets and this dish looks tasty and so healthy. I like the idea of baking / roasting beets and all that yummy seasoning. Picture perfect. An interesting and simple recipe, thanks.

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