Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad

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Is there a better combination than sweet roasted beetroot with tangy goat’s cheese?

Well yeah, combining those with walnuts, rocket and a perfect vinaigrette.

This salad could be a great carb-up meal all on its own, or if you need to keep your carbs low, it is perfect as a side dish or a light appetiser.

Just a note; if you plan to make this in advance, leave the assembly until just before serving so that the beetroot doesn’t bleed through everything else. Enjoy!

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, side)

Net carbs6.2 grams
Protein10.1 grams
Fat24.4 grams
Calories285 kcal

Calories from carbs 9%, protein 14%, fat 77%

Total carbs8.9 gramsFiber2.6 gramsSugars5.1 gramsSaturated fat6.7 gramsSodium226 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium51 mg(13% RDA)Potassium274 mg(14% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 sides or 3 mains)

Salad:
  • 3 fresh whole beetroots (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 200 g soft goat’s cheese (7.1 oz)
  • 1 pack arugula (rocket) (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
Balsamic vinaigrette:

This recipe makes 3 servings (served as a main dish/ carb up option) or up to 6 servings (served as an appetiser or side dish). Nutrition facts are listed per side dish/appetiser.

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F.
    Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad
  2. Wash the beetroot and then wrap in aluminium foil and place on a baking tray and bake for approx. 45 minutes. The beetroot is done when a knife slides easily into the centre. Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad
  3. While the beetroot is roasting, place all of the dressing ingredients into a jar and shake until well combined.
    Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad
  4. Set all other ingredients out, ready to assemble. Remove beetroot from oven and let cool until you are able to handle them.
    While the beetroot is still warm (trust me on this one, you don’t want to try it cold), use your fingers to slide the skins off. I wear food handling gloves when doing this to avoid purple stained fingers.
    Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad
  5. Cut the beetroot into wedges and place aside. Place the rocket in a serving bowl and toss some dressing through.
    Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad
  6. Place the beetroot wedges on top of the rocket and then sprinkle with walnuts. Finish off by placing torn pieces of goat’s cheese around the dish and sprinkling with a touch more dressing.
  7. Store the assembled, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The individual components can be stored in the fridge for a week before using.
    Healthy Roasted Beetroot & Goat's Cheese Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, side)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Beetroot, fresh
2.8 g0.7 g0.1 g18 kcal
Walnuts, nuts
1.4 g3 g12.7 g128 kcal
Goat cheese, fresh (soft)
0 g6.2 g7 g88 kcal
Rocket (arugula), fresh
0.2 g0.2 g0.1 g2 kcal
Balsamic vinegar
1.8 g0.1 g0 g9 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g4.5 g40 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Dijon mustard
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, side
6.2 g10.1 g24.4 g285 kcal
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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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