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Red, White and Blue Potato and Goat Cheese Salad

 

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Recipe

Red, White and Blue Potato and Goat Cheese Salad

This dish incorporates purple [blue] potatoes, red beets and white goat cheese. As a Registered Dietitian, I’m more than happy to serve up a healthy [and All-American!] dish this year. Purple potatoes are rich in the same antioxidants found in blueberries and pomegranate seeds. Red beets are rich in fiber, vitamins A, B and C, and folic acid [an especially important nutrient for mamas-to-be]. Goat cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, and offers a tangy and creamy bite. The cheese pairs nicely with the different textures of the potatoes and beets.

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 4 small purple potatoes, quartered
  • 4 medium sized beets, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for drizzling, plus more for baking
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Coat potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper; roast for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through
3. Place roasted potatoes and raw beets on a large plate, top with crumbled goat cheese, and drizzle/sprinkle with red pepper flakes, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil
4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate and serve cold [if you prefer a cold salad, drizzle with red pepper flakes and olive oil right before serving.

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About MeganWolfRD

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Megan Wolf is a New York City based Registered Dietitian and the owner of Megan Wolf Nutrition, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice specializing in Women's Health. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She lives (and cooks!) with her husband in New York City and writes for her blog, The Domesticated Wolf --www.thedomesticatedwolf.com. You can follow her for more health and recipe inspiration on Twitter (https://twitter.com/meganwolfRD), Instagram (http://instagram.com/thedomesticatedwolf) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thedomesticatedwolf).

 

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2 Responses to Red, White and Blue Potato and Goat Cheese Salad

  1. avatar says: Golda

    The goat cheese looks like popcorn. Has popcorn ever played a role in a salad? It seems like a fun idea.

    • Hi Golda,

      I haven’t tried popcorn in salad…though it does sound interesting! Hope you enjoy!

      All the best…MW.

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