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Beet, Goat Cheese & Marcona Almond Salad

The sweet beets, salty almonds and tart goat cheese are a great pairing for our Viognier.


1 1/2 pounds beets, peels on, greens removed, scrubbed clean
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup toasted marcona almonds, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon finely minced shallot (about 1 small)
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 small white onion, finely sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
4 ounces goat cheese
2 to 3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
1/2 cup leaves from the center of 1 head of celery

How To Make

Preheat oven to 375°F. Fold a 12- by 24-inch sheet of aluminum foil in half to form a square. Crimp two edges to form a pouch. Toss beets, vegetable oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl until coated. Add to pouch and crimp remaining edge to seal. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven. Roast until beets are completely tender and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into beet through foil shows little to no resistance, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Combine almonds, honey, vinegar, and shallots in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
When beets are cool enough to handle, peel by gently rubbing skin under cold running water. Cut beets into 1 1/2-inch chunks.
Toss beets, pomegranate, onion, and dressing together in a large bowl. Transfer to a plate. Garnish with goat cheese, boiled eggs, and celery leaves. Serve immediately.