Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad

w/ Chives & Herb Flowers

A classic flavour pairing; earthy grounding beetroot meets tangy robust goats cheese and bright herbaceous greens all balance each other perfectly in this simple and deeply satisfying salad. 

Shop your local farms and farmers markets for great locally made goats cheese.  

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook Time
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving2-4
  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Calcium

    Calcium-rich foods help our build strong healthy teeth, bones, nerve & muscle functions. Whole foods that are high in calcium = seeds sesame, poopy, celery chia, sunflower Dairy, yoghurt, kefir, cheese.  Sardines & Salmon. Almonds, figs, rhubarb, amaranth, beans, lentils, tofu, edamame, greens like kale, bok choy,  broccoli, collards, spinach, arugula, rocket, sweet potato, butternut squash, okra,  and fortified foods.

     

  • Oil Free

    Recipes are oil-free and have no added oils as ingredients or for cooking with. An oil-free diet can be beneficial for some cardiovascular diseases.

  • Protein

    Recipes with protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of high protein foods include; eggs, meat, fish, seafood, poultry, dairy, quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

  • Blood Sugar Balancing

Ingredients

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  • 2 handfuls lettuce | salad leaves
  • 1 cucumber - diced
  • 3 cups beetroot - cooked wedges
  • 1 tbsp vinegar - sherry | white balsamic
  • 1 log goats cheese - 10.5oz | 298g
  • ½ cup chives - finely chop
  • ½ tsp salt + pepper
  • Basil, mint & herb flowers - garnish
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seed - optional

Method

Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad

 

MIX cooked BEETROOT with vinegar, salt, + pepper.  

 

SPREAD onto serving platter lettuce leaves + cucumber + beetroot.

 

PLACE goats cheese log straight from the fridge, so it’s firm on a plate or board – sprinkle over chopped chives and roll cheese gently press chives on cheese to evenly coat.  CUT goats cheese log into slices.  

 

ARRANGE goats cheese around plated beetroot; garnish with herbs + herb flowers and pumpkin seeds if you are using.

 

SERVE as is or drizzled with balsamic glaze, balsamic vinaigrette or a Chive & Thyme Dressing.

Tips + Suggestions

ADD SPICES like  ½ – 1 tsp chilli flakes, sumac, smoked paprika or sesame seeds.

 

SWAP – ADD HERBS dried – oregano, marjoram, Italian, Provence.  FRESH basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, mint, chervil.

 

ADD VEG | pickled veg- radish, kohlrabi, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, peppadews, olives, capers.

 

DAIRY-FREE SWAP goats cheese for plant-based cheese.

 

ADD NUTS like toasted almonds, walnut pieces or dried fruits like cranberries chopped.