Beet, Fig, and Goat Cheese Salad

Today was a banner day at the local farmers market.  I picked up fresh greens, beets, figs, and some fruit; just like a Hallmark movie, you can see where this is going- except no misunderstanding and no Candice Cameron Bure’.  We have roasted sweet, earthy beets, crunchy walnuts, and smooth tangy goat cheese.  Top with a sweet and tart dressing, and you have the farmers market on a plate.  I hope you like it. (I also got some bacon, wings, and waygu beef, but you’ll see those later.)
2 large roasted beets, chopped (add the beet greens to your salad greens)
5 fresh figs, quartered
Salt and pepper for beets
1 package greens (I got mine from Pennington Market Farms, Nokesville, VA)
1 8-ounce package goat cheese
4 ounces walnuts
Dressing:
1/4 cup pomegranate balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup blueberries (smash half)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 400.
Scrub clean the beets.
Cut off stems of beets; clean and save the greens for your salad.
Cut beets into quarters.
Coat with olive oil and salt and pepper.
Bake for 45 minutes until tender.
Bake figs for 10 minutes.
Dressing:
Mix balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and honey.
Stir in apple cider vinegar.
Add blueberries.
Add salt and pepper.
Assembly:
Lay down greens.
Add walnuts.
Add figs.
Add beets.
Add goat cheese.
Add dressing
Optional: Serve with or with watermelon.
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. My husband will love this salad. These are all of his favorite ingredients. For me, I will have to leave out the figs and the beets because I control my blood sugar levels by following a Keto Lifestyle.

    Dan, thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate all the likes. 🙂

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    1. I wish you well with your blood sugar. I have to watch my salt because I have high BP so I emphasized with diet changes as I progress with my blog I will see what I can do with Keto

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      1. Thank you. I have been very successful in being able to manage my blood sugar and health. If you read “My Personal Story of Recovery” you will see what I mean.

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  2. Moira says:

    Thanks for the like on my recent post! Beet, fig and goat cheese is one of my favorite combos!

    Like

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