I love roasted beets and goat cheese in salads and this one is a wonderful blend of flavors that complement each other nicely. From "At Home Entertaining" by Jorj Morgan, my favorite new cookbook!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roast the beets by placing them on a sheet of aluminum foil. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap the foil around the beets and place onto a baking sheet. Bake for 60 minutes or until the beets are tender. Cool.
Peel the beets and slice into thin strips.
Cut the apples into thin slices.
Place the lettuce into a large salad bowl. Toss in the beets and apples.
Whisk together the shallots, orange juice, red wine vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Drizzle the salad dressing over the salad and toss until the leaves are just moistened. Top with crumbled goat cheese and serve.