Goat's cheese & beetroot salad

Goat's cheese & beetroot salad

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins No cooking needed


Serves 4
Show off with minimal effort, this delicious salad is simple to prepare but looks so pretty on the plate

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal302
  • fat24g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 300g cooked beetroot (fresh or vacuum-packed, not from a jar)



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 200g log firm goat's cheese, such as Sainte-Maure de Touraine, or Capricorn
  • 4 handfuls small-leaf salad, containing rocket and herbs

For the dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 4 tbsp walnut oil


  1. Thinly slice the beetroot, either with a very sharp knife or on a mandolin. Arrange overlapping slices over four dinner plates.

  2. Put all the dressing ingredients into a jar, replace the lid, then shake well to mix. Drizzle a little over the beetroot. Slice the goat’s cheese into 12 and put 3 slices on top of each serving of beetroot. Toss the salad leaves in a little dressing, then put a small pile of leaves on top of each serving of cheese. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.

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24th Jan, 2017
Made this is a starter for a dinner party, wanted something light and refreshing. It was delicious and very easy to make. Added bonus is that you can make it ahead and plate it up in the fridge.
3rd Jul, 2016
Delicious! We had it as a main course with new potatoes and chopped walnuts. And beetroot from our own garden... Can't beat the taste of that!
21st Nov, 2011
Beautiful is the only word for this starter. Great flavours and its really simple and elegant! Mmmuah
19th Jun, 2011
Colours and flavours are brilliant! I put an adaptation of this dish on our winter menu in my restaurant and it's selling like hot-cakes!
28th Apr, 2009
yummmmmmm, had this as a started and my husband and son loved it. the dressing was really good and have used it for other salads. Minimal effort but looked and tasted great
14th Feb, 2008
Tried this as a starter for a dinner party. Everyone loved it. Highly recommended and very easy.
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