Rating: 4.7 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This salad is a bit of work, but it's so delicious and always impresses guests. Mache can be hard to find, so you may omit it and just use arugula, but it adds a great nutty flavor if you can find it.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Wrap each beet in two layers of aluminum foil, and place onto a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the beets are tender, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow the beets to cool slightly, then remove the skins. Let the beets cool to room temperature, or refrigerate until cold. Once cooled, thinly slice the beets.

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  • Place the mache and arugula into a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced beets and peaches; sprinkle with the shallots, pistachios, and goat cheese. In a separate bowl, whisk together the walnut oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper until emulsified, and pour over the salad mixture. Toss well, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

691 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 37.7g; fat 52.8g; cholesterol 44.8mg; sodium 555.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (50)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2008
Absolutely delicious! For anyone who has a Trader Joe's nearby they offer fully cooked peeled fresh beets in the produce department which streamlined the process incredibly! Loved the combo of flavors and textures! A definite keeper; thanks Megancake! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2011
Although I think it has potential and it was good the goat cheese fruit and beets are too heavy for the lettuce's used and it becomes mashed/compressed just from the weight. Maybe if it was served on a platter with guests being able to add what they wanted vs. having it pre-mixed that would work. But pre-mixed I found it settled too much for the types of lettuces used. Read More
(8)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2008
Absolutely delicious! For anyone who has a Trader Joe's nearby they offer fully cooked peeled fresh beets in the produce department which streamlined the process incredibly! Loved the combo of flavors and textures! A definite keeper; thanks Megancake! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
This is the salad I pull out when I really want to impress. It's rich impressive and delicious. I put together everything but the beet slices and the dressing then add those immediately before serving and toss again. Adding the warm beets melts the cheese and just slightly wilts the salad which is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2009
this was really great, and versatile, I added avacado, and tomatoes, and red onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2008
Very nice! I substituted the goat cheese for light feta (lower in fat), and used olive oil instead. I also substituted the pistachios for roasted almonds. The combination of the flavours = YUM Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
I omitted the greens as I knew there were green salads being bought to the party that would be eaten along side the salad. I toasted pine nuts instead of using pistachios and used olive oil balsamic and a little sweet rice wine vinegar for the dressing. The peach roasted beet goat cheese combo is sublime. Next time I might try caramelized walnuts with maple syrup as suggested in the "beet salad with goat cheese" recipe submitted on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2008
Very delicious I just used what I had on hand: 3 small beets 1 large and perfectly ripe peach walnuts and green onions. For the dressing I used 2 T. oil and 1.5 T. balsamic vinegar plus salt and pepper. It was very delicious the sweet beet and sweeter peach with the sour snap of balsmaic vinegaraette ad punch of onion is perfect. With goat cheese it would have been better (I woudl have lightened up on the vinegar in that case) unfortunately I didn't have any on hand. I piled the salad on some fresh greens and loved every bite. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
WOW - impressive looking and tasty. I used roasted pine nuts instead. Next time I will also add rasberries. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2011
Although I think it has potential and it was good the goat cheese fruit and beets are too heavy for the lettuce's used and it becomes mashed/compressed just from the weight. Maybe if it was served on a platter with guests being able to add what they wanted vs. having it pre-mixed that would work. But pre-mixed I found it settled too much for the types of lettuces used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2009
Beautiful and delicious! I used a spring mix/herb salad blend safflower oil for the walnut oil and added just a squeeze of lemon to the dressing (only because I had half a lemon left from another recipe I was serving). I actually roasted the beets the previous day intending on making this salad then but our plans fell through and the beets were stashed in the refrigerator overnight. I used a goat cheese that was pretty creamy and the flavor and texture of that with this salad was just incredible. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe! Read More
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