This delicious roasted beet salad is just the right combination of flavors and textures, and more than once someone has told me that it is the best salad they have ever had!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 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 the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • Drizzle beets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap beets in aluminum foil and place in a large baking dish.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until beets are easily pierced with a knife, 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on size.

  • Remove beets from the oven and let cool slightly. Unwrap, reserving any juice that is in the aluminum foil. Peel beets under warm water, cut into cubes, and place in a bowl.

  • Place egg, flour, and bread crumbs into 3 separate dishes. Season all 3 with salt and pepper.

  • Toss each goat cheese medallion in egg to coat, move to flour and coat then toss in bread crumbs, coating both sides evenly. Transfer medallions to a plate and place in the refrigerator to firm up, about 5 minutes.

  • Heat canola oil over medium heat in a frying pan until it sizzles. Place goat cheese medallions in hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 minute per side. Remove from oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Place a bed of mixed greens on a serving platter and top with beets and goat cheese medallions. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Drizzle with balsamic dressing and reserved beet juice.

Cook's Note:

You can also use red wine vinegar salad dressing instead of balsamic.

Nutrition Facts

853 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 35.6g 12% DV; fat 73.6g 113% DV; cholesterol 104.3mg 35% DV; sodium 496.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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