Beet Salad with Marinated Radicchio and Fresh Goat Cheese

Beet Salad with Marinated Radicchio and Fresh Goat Cheese
Beet Salad
Dishes from Macy's Culinary Council
Beet Salad

Who says that the holiday have to be unhealthy? This simple marinated beet salad has all of the charm of the season without the scary calorie count. This is a perfect recipe to kick off a holiday meal or to pass around a party. 

10
Servings
258
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe compliments of chef Nancy Silverton

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heads radicchio, torn
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups roasted beets, sliced 1/2 inch thick and cut into 1/3 inch pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Goat Cheese Balls

  • 1/2 cup or 2 ounces whole toasted walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 6 ounces fresh goat cheese

Directions

Dressing

Combine the shallots, vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a bowl and whisk together to make the dressing. Set half the dressing aside when made. Marinate torn radicchio with half the dressing, salt, and lemon juice.

Marinate roasted beets with the second half of dressing, salt, and lemon juice.

 

Goat Cheese Balls

Roll cheese into ¼-ounce balls, about 24 balls total (size of a marble). Season walnuts with oil and salt. Chop very finely, then mix in lemon zest. Toss the cheese balls in the nuts to coat evenly.

Presentation:
Plate on big, wide platter
Scatter radicchio and beets
Nestle the cheese balls between the beets.
Repeat 3 layers

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
85µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
163mg
16%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
141mg
20%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
84mg
6%
Water
75g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Beet Salad Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Beet Salad Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.