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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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

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.