Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

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I really like the combination of the beets and goat cheese in this salad. If your in a rush, canned or jarred "un-pickled" sliced beets work well here too, if you don't have time to roast fresh ones. Also, this salad works well with your favorite bottled vinaigrette, if you'd rather not make it from scratch. Cook time is beet roasting time.

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  • add   salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • add   4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • add   2 cups red leaf lettuce or green lettuce leaves
  • add   1/4 cup goat cheese
  • add   2 large beets
  • add   2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • add   1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wrap beets in aluminum foil, and roast until tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Let the beets cool a bit, and then peel the skins while they are still a bit warm.
  4. Using a mandoline, or very sharp knife, cut beets into paper thin slices.
  5. For the vinaigrette, place all the ingredients into a bowl or blender, and wisk or blend until well combined.
  6. Toss the beets with half of the vinaigrette.
  7. Toss the greens with the remaining vinaigrette.
  8. Arrange the greens on a serving plate or bowl, and top with the beet slices.
  9. Crumble the goat cheese over top the salad, and serve.