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Heirloom Beets, Warm Goat Cheese, Arugula with Green Olive Vinaigrette

Heirloom Beets, Warm Goat Cheese, Arugula with Green Olive Vinaigrette Heirloom Beets, Warm Goat Cheese, Arugula with Green Olive Vinaigrette Heirloom Beets, Warm Goat Cheese, Arugula with Green Olive Vinaigrette

Sweet roasted heirloom beets, warm goat cheese rounds on a bed of fresh arugula with flavors highlighted by a green olive vinaigrette.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium


¼ cup bread cubes, dry
2 ¼ teaspoons thyme
freshly minced
2 ¼ teaspoons rosemary leaves
freshly minced
4 ounces goat (chevre) cheese
1 small log, cut into 6 equal rounds
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
2 small garlic cloves
freshly minced or pressed, or 1 medium
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
red or white
cup green olives
up to 1/2 cup pitted and finely chopped
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
5 cups arugula (roquette)
baby arugula, loosely packed, 4 large bunches
1 pound beets
heirloom, roasted, sliced in advance


Roast the beets in advance, in their skins, seasoned with salt, pepper and olive oil. When cool enough to handle slip off skins, cool and slice. This can be done the day before.

Position the rack to the center of the oven, then preheat the oven to 375℉ (190℃).

Add the bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon each of the thyme and rosemary to a shallow plate, and toss until evenly mixed.

Brush 2 tablespoons of olive oil all over the goat cheese rounds and gently press both sides and edges into the bread crumb mixture to coat evenly with bread crumb mixture (This step can be finished up to 1 hour before serving and chilled on a baking sheet in the fridge until ready to bake).

Add the garlic, vinegar, olives, remaining thyme and rosemary, salt, and black pepper to taste into a small bowl, and whisk until well blended.

Slowly pour in 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and whisk until well mixed.

In a shallow bowl, dress the beets with ½ of the dressing and set aside to marinate. Reserve the other half to dress the arugula.

Just before serving, bake the prepared goat cheese rounds in the preheated oven until warmed up and a few brown spots appear, about 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir the vinaigrette again, in a large bowl toss the arugula lightly with the vinaigrette until evenly coated. Do not over dress.

Divide the mixed greens among 6 serving plates. Top with marinated sliced beets.

Place one warm goat cheese round on top of each salad. Season with a grinding of fresh black pepper.

Serve and enjoy.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 125g (4.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22179% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 6% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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