The earthy beetroot is the perfect companion to the perfumed and sweet apricot; the goat cheese brings the creamy element to the dish, and the pistachios the crunch. In other words, Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad is a fulfilling and colourful salad!

My mom introduced me to that recipe. The original version featured raspberries and beets, and I initially had reservations about the unusual combination of goat cheese, beets, and raspberries. However, once I tried it, I was completely won over! Try this Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad. You won’t regret it! Such a satisfying, earthy, vibrant, and refreshing salad!

Apricot Pairing

Did you know that apricots are from Asia? This perfumed, like no other, fruit is the most refined of fruits, in my opinion. An apricot is almost like a flower, and its taste is perfectly ripe, fragrant and delicate. In the best way! While combining this fruit, you search for a combo that would balance this aromatic side of the apricot, no better down-to-earth, slightly dirt-tasting, ruby-red beetroot! I’m all about a dynamic contrasting pairing!

Apricot, beets and goat cheese salad
Apricot, beets and goat cheese salad

Disposition of the Salad

I enjoy using a mandoline to create 3mm thick slices of beets, which I place at the base of a large flat plate. From there, you can assemble it on top.

Goat Cheese

As for the goat cheese. They are zillions of types; some fresh, some aged, others creamy, with herbs, dried fruit or even with hash on top. For salads, I would always recommend a nice fresh goat cheese. Check this list from Serious Eats! Anyhow, I’m hands down a Garroxta Goat Cheese lover, and this is what, I use. It’s a mild, firm and sensational Spanish cheese, but you go ahead and experiment with your cheesemonger fav fresh goat cheese!

Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad

Pistachios

Last but not the least, our Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad need a salty crunch! No better then pistachios for the job! I believe these nuts are not used enough and everyone loves them. Plus, the pistachio’s colour perfectly contrasts the beetroot, and its crunch brings the dish to this extra mile everyone digs!

FAQ

Can I use other nuts?

Yes! Of course, as long as they are crunchy and salted, you are the Chef!

Can I use other types of lettuce?

Yes! Again, you are the chef here!

Could I use other types of cheese?

Well, I would maybe say feta, but nothing too far away from fresh goat cheese.

So, let’s get that perfect salad ready!

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Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad

5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 330
The earthy beetroot is the perfect companion to the perfumed and sweet apricot; the goat cheese brings the creamy element to the dish, and the pistachios the crunch. In other words, Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad is a fulfilling and colourful salad!

Ingredients

  • 1 pre cooked beetroot
  • 2 apricots
  • 50 g fresh goat cheese
  • arugula (or salad mix or your choice)
  • 3 cherry tomato
  • 1 tbsp pistachios

The Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinager
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard (optional)
  • balsamic glaze
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Cut the Beetroot with the mandoline in 3 mm thick slices
  • Add the slices to a big flat plate.
  • Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredient in a small bowl.
  • Add the arugula, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and pistachios and cover in the dressing and a glaze of balsamic vinager.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 330kcal
Course: Ensalada
Cuisine: Other
Keyword: apricot, beet, beetroot, goat cheese, healthy, pasta salad, pistachio

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1087IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Apricot, Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
330
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
18
g
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
145
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
345
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
1087
IU
22
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
Calcium
 
58
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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