Arugula (Rocket), Beet, and Goat-Cheese Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Beets and goat cheese are a wonderful combination that is only enhanced by the walnuts. Adapted from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together shallot, vinegar, orange juice, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Place beets in a small bowl. Pour 1/3 of the dressing over beets; toss to coat.
  2. Place walnuts in a shallow dish. With your hands, form goat cheese into 12 equal balls. Roll balls in walnuts, turning to coat completely, then flatten into disks.
  3. Place arugula and romain lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle greens with remaining dressing, and toss to combine. Divide among plates, and top each serving with some of the sliced beets and 3 goat-cheese disks.


Most Helpful

i liked the walnut crusted goat cheese. thanks

snickels July 09, 2007

This is one of our favorite salads. Tangy goat cheese and earthy sweet beets are a dynamite combo. I often use baby mixed greens and add a bit of fresh dill if I have it in the garden. I serve this on a platter instead of in a bowl - spread greens out on the platter, layer beet slices on top of greens, place goat cheese disks on top of beets. It makes serving equal portions of greens/beets/cheese easier. Yum!

Jean R June 24, 2007

We enjoyed this salad! I did not have any goat cheese so I subbed unripened mozzeralla cheese and that worked out just fine, for the dressing I used sweetened orange juice which I think was a good choice otherwise I think a small amount of sugar would have been needed. Great beet salad Kel, thanks!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz May 23, 2006

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