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Beet & Chèvre Salad with Honeyed Shallot Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Beet & Chèvre Salad with Honeyed Shallot Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course: Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal


  • 2 large beets
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil , divided use
  • 3 medium shallots , peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1-2 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 ounces soft chèvre , cubed
  • ¼ cup shelled sunflower seeds (salted or unsalted)
  • Fresh mint , for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Use a knife to remove the tops and the tips of the beets. Then peel the outside with a vegetable peeler. Cube them into bite-size pieces. Toss them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Spread them on a baking pan and roast in the oven, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until they are tender.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a pan on medium heat. When hot, add the diced shallots and minced garlic. Sauté until softened and browned.
  • Remove from the pan and let cool until not too hot to touch.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the cooked shallots and garlic, remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  • Divide the spinach, roasted beets, chèvre, and sunflower seeds between 4 bowls. Drizzle with dressing to taste and serve.


Transportation Suggestions: Package the spinach separately from the other salad components to keep it from wilting. The dressing transports very well in a mason jar. Pack with an ice pack to keep the cheese cool.


Nutrition Facts
Beet & Chèvre Salad with Honeyed Shallot Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1001IU20%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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