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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios Recipe

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This recipe for Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios, by , is from The Benington Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Kazor
Added: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 large red beets (1 2/3 lb without greens)
2 large golden beets (1 lb without greens)
1/4 cup minced shallot
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup pistachio oil
4 oz soft mild goat cheese
3 tablespoons salted shelled pistachios (not dyed red), coarsely chopped
1 oz māche (also called lamb's lettuce), trimmed (4 cups)
* Special equipment: a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter (without handle; at least 2 inches high)

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Separately wrap red and golden beets tightly in double layers of foil and roast in middle of oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap beets.

While beets are cooling slightly, whisk together shallot, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a stream, whisking.
When beets are cool enough to handle, slip off and discard skins. Separately cut red and golden beets into 1/4-inch dice and put in separate bowls. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons dressing to each bowl and toss to coat.
Place cookie cutter in center of 1 of 8 salad plates. Put one eighth of red beets in cutter and pack down with your fingertips. Crumble 2 teaspoons goat cheese on top, then one eighth of golden beets, packing them down. Gently lift cutter up and away from stack. Make 7 more servings in same manner. Drizzle each plate with 1 teaspoon dressing and scatter with some pistachios.
Toss māche with just enough remaining dressing to coat and gently mound on top of beets. Serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 SMALL
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2.5 hours total 30 min active
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Chris and my favorite salad on the planet. Worth the time.

 

 

 

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