Beets and goat cheese make for a tasty combination in this salad, and the crunch of toasted walnuts adds great texture to the mix.
We tossed this salad together for a Greek dinner party we hosted, but it really makes for the perfect salad course at any dinner celebration. It's a far cry from the expected garden or Cesar salads typically served, and offers up a more complex ingredient pairing guests will truly appreciate.
1 bag of mixed greens
1 can sliced beets
8 ounces goat cheese
red wine vinaigrette dressing
First, toast your walnuts. You can always buy them pre-toasted, but making them at home is simple enough. On a medium-low heat, lightly brown the walnuts in a dry saute pan. Toss occasionally to get an even toast. Remove from the heat and set aside.
When ready to mix your salad, cut your sliced beets into bite-sized pieces, then toss with the mixed greens, goat cheese and toasted walnuts.
You can pre-dress the salad with a red wine vinaigrette dressing, or allow guests to dress their own.