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Beet-Apple Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese Dressing Recipe

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Total Time: Under 15 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Beet-Apple Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese Dressing

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

Not just beautiful to look at, this salad is elegant, sweet-n-tangy and super nutritious. Sweet beets and tart apples tossed in a dressing that boasts yogurt, honey and crumbled goat cheese. Is your mouth watering yet? Top that off with the stellar crunch of roasted pistachios and you'll be making this dish for a variety of occasions! An excellent partner for roast chicken or pork.  

Yield: Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups sliced canned or jarred beets (not pickled)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1  tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup roasted and shelled pistachios  

Directions

 

In a large bowl, combine the beets and apples. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey and vinegar.  Fold in goat cheese. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add dressing to beet mixture and toss to combine. Top salad with pistachios just before serving.  


© 2014 Robin Miller

Editor's Note

Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt and is based on using 2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

168kcal (8%)
51mg (5%)
8mg (14%)
20mcg RAE (1%)
335mg
31mg
4g
24g
5g
30g
4mg (1%)
259mg (11%)
1g (7%)
5g (8%)
2mg (12%)
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