What you'll need:

  • 250g cooked beetroot, cut into thick wedges
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 150g bag of mixed green leaves (lamb’s lettuce and pea shoots are particularly good here)
  • 200g green beans
  • 100g goats cheese round, cut horizontally through the middle
  • 50g roughly chopped walnuts
  • Half a cucumber, sliced into ribbons with a potato peeler
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Method

First

Preheat your oven to 200C, and put the beetroot wedges in a roasting dish with a tablespoon of olive oil, and plenty of salt and pepper. You’ll want to roast these for about 12 minutes.

Second

While these are roasting, heat a saucepan of salted water, and toss in the green beans when boiling. Cook for 2 minutes in the water, drain, then throw in the roasted tray with the beetroot, and roast for a further 5 minutes.

Third

Make the dressing by combining the remaining oil with the vinegar, and add plenty of dressing. In a large salad bowl, toss the leaves and cucumber ribbons with a little dressing.

Fourth

Dip your cheese halves into the walnuts - they’ll stick to the exposed flesh of the cheese. Put these into the oven with the beetroot and beans, and cook for about 4 minutes, so the cheese softens and the nuts toast a little. Serve on a large plate with the leaves on the bottom, topped with the beetroot and bean mix, and finished with the cheese and nuts on top.

For a lovely matching wine, we recommend the Jarad & Jordy Pinot Noir 2016. This particular Pinot is going to go brilliantly with more or less any beetroot dish you can imagine - it’ll really bring out all that lovely earthiness - as well as with goats cheese, grilled asparagus and peas.


There you have it -- an amazingly easy and tasty recipe for Goats Cheese and Beetroot Salad! Yum!

Treat your palates to a whole new oenophilic experience and explore new wines outside your local bottle shop! Give our wine quiz a go and let our Somm pick the top 3 bottles that will suit your unique sense of taste!

Next up: Take our Wine Palate Quiz and match your personal tastes to your top three wine types