Green Bean, Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad

Green Bean, Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad

(serves 2-3)

There is something luscious about oven roasted beets, slightly steamed green beans, and herbed goat cheese…now combine and savor! Add in salty roasted peanuts and simple seasoning and you have an easy appetizer, delicious light meal, and super salad.

2 large handfuls trimmed green beans (about 2 1/2 cups)

2 cups diced roasted beets

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

salt and freshly ground pepper

2.5 ounces goat cheese (herbed goat cheese is even more flavorful)

3 tablespoons crushed peanuts

In a medium sized sauce pan, bring salted water to a boil.  Add green beans and cook until just tender (about 4-5 minutes).  In a medium sized bowl, combine green beans with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Plate green beans then toss oven-roasted beets in the same bowl as the green beans were tossed in.  Plate beets next and finish with crumbled goat cheese and crushed peanuts.  Serve while green beans are slightly warm–just so that goat cheese melts slightly.  Enjoy!


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