Beet the Heat Salad

Beets are so beautiful, and their earthy flavor pairs fabulously with the tart creaminess of fresh chevre and a few salad greens. If your beets have the greens attached, you can chop them and add them to the salad (stems removed).


Scrub and roast the beets in a 400F oven for an hour, or until a fork pierces through easily.
Cool twenty minutes, then rub skins under cold water to remove.
Cut into cubes and toss with a vinaigrette of olive oil, cider vinegar, a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper.
Add 1/2 c. toasted pecans and let sit one hour or more at room temp.
Arrange salad greens on plates, top with beets and crumbled chevre.

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