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Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

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Making your own salad dressing seems to really impress people and it’s extremely easy to do! I love the color of beets so I was excited to try out this salad. It turned out extremely good tasting! I devoured my whole bowl of it so quickly. The flavors of the goat cheese and dressing are great together and the nuts add a nice crunch. It would be fine without sugaring the nuts as well and just adding them plain. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 7 oz pickled beets
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb baby spinach
  • 4 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Directions:

  • In small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the walnuts and sugar until walnuts are lightly browned and sugar is caramelized. Thoroughly coat the walnuts with the sugar.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the beets with cider vinegar, bouillon granules, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Gradually blend in the oil.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the sugar-coated walnuts and spinach. Before serving, drizzle with the blended beat mixture, toss, and sprinkle with goat cheese.

Recipe from Allrecipes

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