Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Roasted Hazelnuts Salad

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Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Roasted Hazelnuts Salad

Positive Vitality Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Roasted Hazelnuts Salad 

is Gluten Free, Dairy Free (containing goats milk), Egg Free, Vegetarian 

Positive Vitality Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Roasted Hazelnuts Salad


3 medium beets

1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves chopped

Himalayan salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup hazelnuts

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

150 grams Soft goats cheese


Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large roasting pan, toss the beets with 1/4 cup of the oil and the garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and roast for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the beets are tender. Let cool, then peel the beets and cut them into different sized wedges, chunks and slices

Meanwhile, spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and bake for about 12 minutes, until fragrant. Transfer the nuts to a kitchen towel and let cool slightly, then rub them together in the towel to remove the skins. Coarsely chop the nuts. 

In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the shallot and mustard and let stand for 10 minutes. Gradually whisk in the remaining 1 cup of olive oil and season the dressing with salt and pepper. 

In a large bowl, toss the beets with half of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the beets on a platter and sprinkle the chives and hazelnuts on top. Scatter shaved goat cheese over the salad, decorate with molasses and serve.

By | 2017-02-01T09:53:16+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Ketogenic, Lunch, Paleo, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Roasted Hazelnuts Salad

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.