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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Green Apple, and Honey

  • prep: 50 mins
    total time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • servings: 6
Photography: Marte Kopperud

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds red beets, tops removed and scrubbed
  • 8 ounces baby Chioggia beets, tops removed and scrubbed
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or safflower oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure honey
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 green apple
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, coarsely crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 cups sprouts or microgreens, for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place red beets in a baking dish just large enough to hold them in a single layer and add enough water to come three quarters of the way up sides of beets. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt and drizzle with grapeseed oil. Cover with foil and bake until tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Transfer beets to a cutting board. When just cool enough to handle, remove skins, cut into 1/4-inch slices, and transfer to a bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place baby beets in small saucepan and cover with 2 inches cold water. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 25 minutes. Drain beets; when just cool enough to handle, remove skins; cut into halves or wedges, depending on size; and transfer to another bowl.

  3. Step 3

    Whisk together honey, olive oil, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice; add 1 teaspoon salt and season with pepper. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing; divide remaining dressing between bowls of warm beets; toss beets to coat.

  4. Step 4

    Halve lemon and squeeze juice into a bowl of cold water; drop lemon halves in it. Peel apple, cut into small pieces (you should have about 1 cup), and submerge in lemon water. When ready to serve, drain apple and blot dry. Arrange beets on a serving platter and drizzle with reserved dressing. Top with apple, goat cheese, and sprouts and serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2013