This salad I made from the beets and lettuce in our garden. It is absolutely delicious and easy to make. The candied walnuts gave it a nice sweet crunch.
4 medium beets - scrubbed 1/4 cup of orange juice
and trimmed 1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
1 navel orange - sectioned 1tbs of chopped shallots
1/3 cup of chopped walnuts 1tsp of sugar
3 tbs of maple syrup 1/2 cup of olive oil
salad greens 2 ounces of goat cheese
1. Place the beets into a sauce pan and fill with enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil and cook for 20-30 minutes, until fork tender. Drain and cool,
then cut into cubes.
2. While the beets are cooking, place walnuts in a skillet and toast over medium heat.
Add maple syrup then cook and stir until evenly coated. Set aside and cool.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, shallots, sugar and olive oil to make the dressing.
4. Place greens, orange wedges, beets, in a salad bowl. drizzle with dressing and add candied walnuts and goat cheese.