Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios 1

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios
Serves 8
The homecook reviews were stunning for this, done as it says. They said the layers were festive and special. You can imagine what happened at Belly Acres. Walnut oil instead of pistachio oil; other greens; layered, but not cookie cuttered.
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
  1. 3 large red beets (1 2/3 lb without greens)
  2. 2 large golden beets (1 lb without greens)
  3. 1/4 cup minced shallot
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/4 cup pistachio oil
  8. 4 oz soft mild goat cheese
  9. 3 tablespoons salted shelled pistachios (not dyed red), coarsely chopped
  10. 1 oz mâche (also called lamb's lettuce), trimmed (4 cups)
  11. Special equipment: a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter (without handle; at least 2 inches
  12. high)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Separately wrap red and golden beets tightly in double layers of foil and roast in middle of oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap beets.
  3. While beets are cooling slightly, whisk together shallot, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a stream, whisking.
  4. When beets are cool enough to handle, slip off and discard skins. Separately cut red and golden beets into 1/4-inch dice and put in separate bowls. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons dressing to each bowl and toss to coat.
  5. Place cookie cutter in center of 1 of 8 salad plates. Put one eighth of red beets in cutter and pack down with your fingertips. Crumble 2 teaspoons goat cheese on top, then one eighth of golden beets, packing them down. Gently lift cutter up and away from stack. Make 7 more servings in same manner. Drizzle each plate with 1 teaspoon dressing and scatter with some pistachios.
  6. Toss mâche with just enough remaining dressing to coat and gently mound on top of beets.
  7. Serve immediately.
  1. • Beets can be roasted and diced 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before using.
  2. • Molded beet salad (without mâche) can be assembled 45 minutes ahead and kept, covered, at cool room temperature.
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  • Hunter

    For a pot luck in my neighborhood rcenetly, I decided to make a pasta salad using our Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli. This ravioli is flavored with tarragon, which works well with citrus, so I decided to use preserved lemons to the vinaigrette. You can buy preserved lemons already made at most specialty stores, but honestly, they are so simple to make—and once you do, you’ll find all sorts of uses for them. Check out this recipe for preserved lemons.