Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

I am a big lover of all kinds salads.  When I go out to eat I am extremely adventurous, but at home not so.  I’m ready to change all that.  The main reason is boredom, but right now with fall greens that are filling my CSA box I need to venture out more.  Last week a large bag of arugula appeared.  After doing a little research on the web I found two great salads.

One from Elise at Simply Recipes and another from Giada.  Combining these two salads plus candied spiced walnuts posted by shutterbean from Rachael Ray Magazine this salad got rave reviews.  I love the peppery taste of the arugula with the sweetness of the walnuts.  It is so good!  GI Joe even asked for it the next night, but sorry no arugula.

The dressing is from Elise also.  I did found that the amount is more than enough for four salads.  Don’t add all of it at once.  Arugula is a fluffy green and gives the illusion of needing more dressing than you should add.

Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese from Elise and Giada

  • Fresh arugula washed and spun dry
  • Beets – I used pickled beets that were drained
  • Goat cheese crumbled
  • Spiced walnuts

Dressing   from Simply Recipes

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper

Whisk together or put ingredients into a small jar and shake.

I’ll post the recipe for the Spiced Glazed Walnuts in the near future, but for now make this salad.  You will be pleasantly surprised! 

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    43 responses to “Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

    1. Winning combination of flavours. I love goat cheese with beets. They are a match made in heaven and arugula and walnuts seem to go perfectly – usually with pears – but this would be divine. :)
      Valerie

    2. I love arugula. Great as a pesto, too! :) Love the addition of beets!
      Thanks for the link!!

    3. Love love love arugula – with beets & walnuts, a taste of fall. I’ll have to try the vinaigrette.

    4. This looks great! :) Love arugula!

    5. Haley V.

      I think this salad look very good. I used to always eat beets when i was younger but i never thought to put them in a salad. I also learned that arugla leaves will make it seem like you need more dressing then you actually need.

    6. KhaMaria Jones

      The salad does look like it needs a lot of dressing. The arugala leaf makes the salad look big.

    7. Heather.

      I learned that arugula was fluffier than regular lettuce!

    8. Katy Burger

      Do you have to cut the beets that way? Or can you slice them long ways?

    9. Mandi 1st

      The arugula leaves give the illusion that it needs more dressing than it actually does!

    10. Nicole Fasick

      I didn’t know that lettuce could be fluffy.

    11. brett

      arugula is fluffy and green and can lead to an illusion that it needs more dressing when it really doesnt

    12. jonathan 1st

      can you use normal cheese instead of goat cheese

    13. Ladd Morgan

      I learned you spelled arugula wrong on the title of the post! haha

    14. kristin

      I learned what Arugla is and what it looks like.

    15. megan w

      I didn’t know that you could combine all of these interesting things and still get a yummy salad.

    16. Brittany M

      looks like a good mixture of alot of good flavors and sounds to taste great

    17. Alexis D. 1st

      This salad has alot of color and looks really good!! I learned that the arugla leaves make the salad look like it needs alot of dressing, when it really doesnt.

    18. Jessica Turner

      It sounds good but i like a lot of dressing but thats not so bad with this dressing because it sounds a lot healthier than ranch.

    19. Kateca F

      The beets make the salad look more full and vibrant.

    20. Bethanie1st

      I didnt know it makes you think you need more dressing. I love salads!

    21. Kayla Daniels

      I didn’t know they make spice walnuts.

    22. mariama

      Wow I never heard of Arrugala but I learned its fluffier than regular lettuce! This looks healthy and delicous!

    23. Adam

      I learned that you shouldn’t add all the ingredients at once!

    24. Le'Keitha

      Adding all the ingredients at once will cause major problems. So I learned that you deal with 1 ingredient at a time.

    25. Jenna Hanson

      I learned that arugula is a fluffy green and gives the illusion of needing more dressing than you should add.

    26. Thomas Harris

      I never knew that there was such a thing as fresh arugula

    27. Kaytlyn 2nd

      I didnt know that lettuce can convince you to need more dressing

    28. Myah Edwards

      I have never had goat cheese before but i would like to make the salad and try it .

    29. Chase DuCharme

      I didn’t know that there was such a thing as a pickled beet.

    30. denisse 2nd

      i did not thimk that you could mix goat cheese with beets and make a good combination

    31. Austin Whiteley

      i didnt know Arugula was fluffier than regular lettuce!

    32. Olivia Jarriel

      I didn’t know Arugula was used to make a salad.

    33. Abigail Kremer

      This salad look really good! I didn’t know you could add dry mustard to the dressing.

    34. Brittanyj

      I have never had goat cheese, i don’t think i would like it but the salad looks yummy :)

    35. ronda

      dont matter how different you make a salad their very easy and simple and always come out tasting good

    36. jasmine mccoy

      i learned that u can use juice from a lemon to make it.

    37. Savoi

      Is arugula and spinach like the same thing?

    38. Leka Labat

      I did not know that Arugula is fluffier than lettuce .

    39. seth moss

      This looks great! :) :) :) Love arugula!

    40. jamal

      i never heard of beets in salad

    41. kelsey reid

      i didnt know Arugula was fluffier than lettuce.

    42. liz 2nd

      i didnt know lettuce could be fluffy!

    43. Lucinda

      I like the idea of making salad dressing instead of buying it. I normally just put olive oil on salad but I think that the lemon and pepper would give it more flavor. I will try it. :)

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