Beet Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese and Maple Walnuts

Beet Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese and Maple Walnuts Recipe // @nicoledula

It took years of ordering beet salads in restaurants to finally realize that I should be making my own dream beet salad at home. If a beet salad is on the menu, I order it. Even though Marc is not a beet or walnut lover, he’s always pleasantly surprised that he likes the combination of beets, soft cheese and nuts. I just want to say duh, but that’s not nice.

There are a few components to the recipe, but all are simple tasks that you can do while your beets steam-roast in the oven. After you assemble the salad, the most perfect thing happens. The vinaigrette takes on the color of the beets and creates the prettiest sunset colors that settle onto the goat cheese. It’s everything I hoped it would be.

Beet Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese and Maple Walnuts Recipe // @nicoledula

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I strive to use organic, locally-made or grown groceries as often as possible and for this salad, I used organic beets, Zingerman’s City Goat Cheese from Ann Arbor and Germack walnuts from Detroit. The way I like to shop and support small producers sometimes requires coordination, research and lots of driving, but it was really convenient to add these items to my weekly box of produce through Door to Door Organics and have it delivered to my porch.

The service Door to Door Organics offers is similar to a CSA where you choose a share size based on your needs and get a selection of produce for the week, but you get the advantage of being able to substitute (up until 24 hours before delivery) other fruits and vegetables in for things you don’t want or need that week. They also have a nice selection of local dairy, meat, seafood, beverages, baked goods and snacks that you can add to your box. Everything arrives fresh and ready to use or freeze.

If you’d like to try it out, use coupon code “DULANOTES” to get $10 off your first order. They deliver in Michigan and parts of Ohio, so enter your zip code to see if they deliver to your area.

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Above is my “bitty” mixed box of fresh produce and I’ve listed out the Michigan-made goods I added to my order. The onion rye bread is from Ann Arbor’s Zingermans and it arrived incredibly fresh. The Lush Nuts come from Kalamazoo, McClure’s bloody mary kettle chips from Detroit, Ackroyd’s Scottish shortbread from Redford, Maria’s salsa from Hamtramck, El Miagro corn tortillas from Detroit, Neu’s Kombucha from Royal Oak, Chez Chloe’s French Lava Cakes from Eastern Market and Corridor Sausage from Detroit. We had fun tasting so many new local products that I had been anxious to try.

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I still love my farm CSA, but Door to Door Organics offers high-quality produce and locally-sourced goods for the months my CSA isn’t in season or when I want to supplement my share.

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  1. Love love love this dish!! It’s my life goal to get my husband to enjoy beets and I think this could make do it…. And if he doesn’t like it, well, that means more for me!!

  2. This dish looks delicious! Hope to make soon. Door to Door Organics sounds interesting as well. I’ve never heard of the company before. Hope to give it a try.

  3. Ack, this is one of the first seasons in a loooong while that we’ll be going without a CSA delivery since I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up with the cooking when the behbes is here — which means the abundance of beets I’m used to hoarding in the spring won’t be happening! BUT if it were, I would be all over this salad, which is pretty much my ideal beet situation. (Read: creamy cheese, crunchy nuts — and to heck with the greens!) Love love love! xo – Em

    • My CSA always gives me a ton of beets, too, which I normally use in hot pink smoothies, but this steam-roasting method is my new jam! Hopefully your little babe will be the calmest and sweetest (of course she will!) so you can get back to your CSA and beets really soon 🙂

  4. Oh my! I wish I lived in Door to Door Organics’ service area. All of that looks incredible.

    And I love, love, love a good salad served on a swirl of creamy cheese. I’ve been meaning to create one on my blog–it’s just so elegant and delicious! Your version is dreamy.

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