'Tartine' is the French word for a slice of bread with a topping. Spread herbed goat cheese on crusty bread and toss together beets, avocadoes and greens for an usual, beautiful meal that combines warm with cool, bitter with sweet, and creamy with crisp.

Kat

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler for high heat. Line a baking sheet with foil.

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  • Mix the goat cheese with the basil in a bowl. Spread cheese mixture evenly on four slices of bread. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Cook under preheated broiler until cheese has begun to turn golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  • To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the mustard and vinegar in a small bowl until blended; season with salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour in olive oil while continually whisking until dressing is smooth.

  • Place diced beets and mixed greens into a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over top; toss to coat. Divide salad onto four chilled plates. Top with avocado and hazelnuts. Serve with goat-cheese tartines.

Nutrition Facts

550 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; fat 44.1g 68% DV; cholesterol 22.4mg 8% DV; sodium 572.7mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
Excellent salad! I did not make the tartine but rather compiled the salad and then crumbled the cheese on top. I also used pecans instead of hazelnuts and all arugula instead of a mix. The flavor is outstanding-- the sweetness of the beets blends very well with the tartness of the cheese. The avocado and pecans make it rich and decadent. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2009
This is a 3 - quite edible but for all the work just not worth the effort. The bruschetta topping that Trader Joe's sells is better - factor in your time and it's cheaper. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
Excellent salad! I did not make the tartine but rather compiled the salad and then crumbled the cheese on top. I also used pecans instead of hazelnuts and all arugula instead of a mix. The flavor is outstanding-- the sweetness of the beets blends very well with the tartness of the cheese. The avocado and pecans make it rich and decadent. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2009
I left out the tartine and just made the salad which was very flavorful. I used raw grated beets; otherwise I followed the salad recipe exactly. The avocados and beets went well together and the simple dressing was a perfect complement. If you don't want to make the tartine you can just toss some crumbled goat cheese into the salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
Couldn't ask for a finer salad. Elegant and delicious. Impressive presentation. I used fresh basil for the crostinis raised the ratio of olive oil to vinegar to the 3:1 I prefer used a mix of romaine arugula and baby spinach (what I happened to have in in the fridge) and toasted pecans. Awesome good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
This was SO good. I made it with garlic and herb goats cheese, white balsamic vinegar, and sliced almonds as that's what I had on hand. Absolutely delicious. Will definitely make again. Thanks so much, Kat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
Yum yum yum. I made this as a starter to our meal. Next time I'm skipping the "dinner" course and eating more of this one. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
Great salad dressing. Some variations: I used regular lettuce since I didn't have arugula sunflower seeds that I toasted in the oven while I was making the tartines and added about a teaspoon of the beet juice to the dressing. I felt the salad lacked texture so half way through eating added cucumber slices. Also I'm not sure the basil is a great compliment of the other flavors. I don't know what would be better but I was a little turned off by the combination of goat cheese and basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Super Yumm-a-licious! I skipped the tartine (goat cheese is expensive!) and just spread some alouette on water crackers for a side-crunch. This salad makes me want to have ladies over for lunch! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2009
This is a 3 - quite edible but for all the work just not worth the effort. The bruschetta topping that Trader Joe's sells is better - factor in your time and it's cheaper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2007
Did it as an appetizer for our Christmas meal - was a hit! Only minor change was the fact that we had more hardened goat cheese and therefore cut it into slices to place on the nut bread slices - then shook basil on the slices. As usual all I could find was avocado that wasn't ripe enough (too hard - only used 1). Very very nice - will do again - (ripen them at home on the counter). Read More
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