Two Olive Trees
Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Goat Cheeese
& Toasted Pecans
Serves 6-8 people
1/3 cup & 2 tablespoons Fresh Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Two Olive Trees
¼ cup & 2 tablespoons Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar from Two Olive Trees
1 ½ pounds fresh beets
8 oz. Cherve (fresh goat cheese)
6 cups baby arugula or mixed greens
1 cup whole pecans, toasted
1 Tb. good quality grainy mustard
Fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400. Trim the beets and wrap in one foil packet drizzled with a tablespoon of water. Roast for 1 hour or until tender when pierced through with a knife. Once the cooked beets are cool enough to handle, peel them by rubbing the skin off between paper towels. Warning: this will dye your hands bright red so wear gloves.
Cut the peeled beets into 1” pieces and toss with 2 tablespoons of Cranberry Pear White Balsamic whisked together with 2 tablespoons of UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk the remaining Cranberry Pear White Balsamic with the grainy mustard until well combined. Slowly drizzle in your UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil of choice, whisking constantly until the mixture is thickened or emulsified. Add freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste.
Arrange the greens in a bowl or on a platter and dress with the Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinaigrette. Add the marinated roasted beets to the salad, along with the crumbled fresh goat cheese and toasted pecans.