PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
Baby Beets & Greens Salad
- 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Baby Whole Pickled Beets
- 2 tablespoons lemon, lime or orange juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon, lime or orange zest
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 package (about 10 ounces) mixed salad greens
- 1/2 cup dried apricot strips (1/4-inch wide)
- Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese Rounds (instructions below)
Makes 6 servings.
- Drain beets; reserve 2 tablespoons liquid in small bowl. For dressing, whisk together beet liquid, lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper, as desired, then whisk in oil.
- Divide greens among 6 salad plates. Top with beets and apricot strips. Place 1 or 2 goat cheese rounds on each salad, as desired. Pass dressing.
Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese Rounds
- 4 to 6 ounce goat cheese log
- Chopped nuts (almonds, pecans or pistachios)
- 1. Cut 6 (1/4-inch thick) rounds from one 4 to 6 ounce goat cheese log. Coat rounds with finely chopped toasted nuts (almonds, pecans or pistachios). Double if desired.
Nutrition information per serving with one goat cheese round (1/6 of recipe): 260 calories; 7g protein; 18g carbohydrate; 18g fat; 260mg sodium; 20mg cholesterol; 3g fiber; 1mg iron; 0.05mg thiamin; 2054IU vitamin A; 9mg vitamin C.