Are you ready for a perfect salad appetizer for end of summer bbqs or fall friends and family get-togethers? Try a Beet Salad on a Stick! Why is it perfect? Beet Salad on a Stick is simple, yet full of flavor, plus anything on a stick is so much FUN to eat! These little salad apps could be great for fall get-togethers including Halloween parties, Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or even Christmas! So be sure to pin the below photo to Pinterest and save this idea for when you’re planning your holiday meals! Plus, it’s pink! You know I LOVE pink! Most of the pink things that I eat are loaded with sugar (donuts, cupcakes, ice cream, etc.) so it’s a nice change of pace to eat some pink veggies! Ready for the recipe? You’ll need a few ingredients:
- 2 beets
- 2 cups arugula
- 1 log of goat cheese
- ½ cup California Walnuts
- honey balsamic vinaigrette:
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by roasting your beets. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice the tops off your beets close to the root and give them a good scrub. Then loosely wrap the beets in foil and roast them for 50-60 minutes.
- Let the beets cool, then use a paper towel to rub the peel off.
- Then slice the beets into rounds, then quarter slice the rounds.
- Then ready your ingredients and skewer the ingredients like an assembly line.
- Start with two quarters of beet, a bunch of arugula, then a slice of goat cheese.
- Top the salad sticks with chopped California Walnuts and a drizzle of honey balsamic vinaigrette.
I used California Walnuts to top my Beet Salad on a Stick to give it some extra flavor and crunch! In addition to flavor and crunch, walnuts are the champion of plant-based omega-3 among nuts, and are the only nut to provide a significant source of the essential nutrient omega-3 along with 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per ounce.
You can roll the goat cheese in the chopped walnuts, too, if you want to really coat the cheese! Doesn’t that look delicious?!? Let me know if you make this salad appetizer for a party or get-together this fall!
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