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Beet-Apple Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese Dressing

Updated February 23, 2016
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Not just beautiful to look at, this salad is elegant, sweet-n-tangy and super nutritious. Sweet beets and tart apples tossed in a dressing that boasts yogurt, honey and crumbled goat cheese. Is your mouth watering yet? Top that off with the stellar crunch of roasted pistachios and you'll be making this dish for a variety of occasions! An excellent partner for roast chicken or pork.  

Serves4

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course, side dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecheesy, crunchy, fruity, nutty, savory, sweet, tangy, tart

Type of Dishsalad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced canned or jarred beets (not pickled)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1  tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup roasted and shelled pistachios  

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the beets and apples. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey and vinegar. Fold in goat cheese. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add dressing to beet mixture and toss to combine. Top salad with pistachios just before serving.

In a large bowl, combine the beets and apples. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey and vinegar. Fold in goat cheese. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add dressing to beet mixture and toss to combine. Top salad with pistachios just before serving.

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