23 November 2015

Warm Balsamic Beet Salad w/Goat Cheese & Arugula

Warm Balsamic Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula

I love beets.

Ever since I was a young child, beets have always been a staple in my diet. I remember the days of eating my grandmother’s pickled beets, roasted beets and also eating fresh beets with nothing but a little salt and pepper.

Beets are so versatile and extremely healthy; low in calories, high in complex carbs, contain no cholesterol and almost no fat. The vitamins and minerals in beets, along with their antioxidants, make this vegetable and excellent food choice, especially when prepared with creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula.

This recipe is crazy easy and includes so many great flavors that it will soon become a staple in your meal planning rotation. You can eat it as a lunch meal or for a very light dinner.

Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

1 – 2 cans of beets (I usually prefer unsalted)
3 – 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (Your preference)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Organic Arugula
Crumbled goat cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

How You’ll Make It:

1.       Drain beets and cut into pieces. I usually do quarters.

2.       Mix the balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a skillet on low.

3.       Add beets. Stir and coat for about 3 – 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to cook. Stir often to coat beets.

4.       While your beets are cooking, place arugula in bowls.

5.       Once your beets are done cooking, remove from heat and allow to cool for about a minute.

6.       Place beets on arugula. Sprinkle goat cheese on top of warm beets.

7.       Drizzle remaining balsamic reduction from pan on top of beets in salad.

8.       Serve and enjoy!

Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup

Courtney is a published author, mom, taco enthusiast, and a Star Wars and Tennessee Volunteers fanatic. She's never met a piece of sushi she didn’t like and enjoys an amazing glass of wine and a great cut of meat. You can read more of her wine-induced, sleep-deprived adventures on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy.

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