Triple Beet Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese

triple-beet-salad-pistachios-goat-cheese-recipe Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro


  • 3/4 pound baby red beets, trimmed and halved
  • 3/4 pound baby gold beets, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ounces watercress or arugula
  • 2 baby Chioggia beets, very thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 1/4 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped unsalted pistachios


  1.  Pour water in a medium saucepan to a depth of 1 inch. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; adjust as necessary to maintain a low simmer. Make a small foil bowl; place red beets in foil bowl. Place foil bowl on 1 side of a steamer basket; place golden beets on the other side (to keep the color of the red beets from bleeding onto the golden beets). Place steamer basket over simmering water; cover and steam until beets are very tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Keeping beet colors separate, peel beets under cold running water. (Use paper towels to handle, if desired.)

  2.  Combine shallot, vinegar, thyme, salt, Dijon and pepper in a large serving bowl. Slowly whisk in oil. Add cooked beets, watercress and Chioggia beets; toss to coat. Sprinkle with goat cheese and pistachios.

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  • Beets help boost endurance, lower blood pressure and fight disease.
  • Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 97
Fat per serving: 2g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Fiber per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrates per serving: 18g
Sodium per serving: 348mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 55mg
Robin Bashinsky