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    Beet Salad With Avocado, Arugula, and Goat Cheese

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    From deliciousliving magazine. For a beautiful presentation, try to locate mixed colors of beets (red, white, rainbow, golden for example.) To avoid the red beets from "bleeding" onto the other vegetables, keep separate until you are ready to compose the salad. A sprinkle of toasted nuts (pistachios, walnuts?) would be a delicious addition and freshly cracked black pepper was a nice final touch.

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    • 1 1/2-2 lbs beets, mixed colors if possible
    • 1 small clove garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 handfuls arugula greens (about 2-3 cups)
    • 2 ounces goat cheese (I tried chevre, but feta is ok, too!)
    • 1 small avocado, peeled and cut into long slices


    1. 1
      Trim beets, leaving an inch of the tails and stems, and then steam whole over boiling water until tender when pierced with a fork, but not too soft; you want some texture. (A medium-size beet, 3–4 ounces, takes about 25 minutes.).
    2. 2
      When done, cool, and then slip off skins. Cut beets into wedges or large dice, keeping different colors (if using) separate to avoid staining.
    3. 3
      Pound garlic in a mortar with ¼ teaspoon salt until smooth; then stir in lemon juice and olive oil, plus freshly ground pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Toss each kind of beet in enough dressing to coat lightly. If any dressing remains, toss with arugula greens. Arrange greens on platter, and then beets.
    5. 5
      Crumble goat cheese on and around beets; then add avocado slices. (Tip: after slicing the avocado, I lightly drizzle lemon juice on it to avoid browning.).

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    Nutritional Facts for Beet Salad With Avocado, Arugula, and Goat Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (161 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 173.8
    Calories from Fat 107
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 7.4 mg
    Sodium 235.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 9.5 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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