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Hazelnut Oil Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Hazelnuts
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Hazelnut Oil Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Hazelnuts

Hazelnut oil vinaigrette over beet and goat cheese salad with candied hazelnuts make the ultimate elegant salad! It only requires a few ingredients and gives a major WOW factor to any meal. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet, hazelnut oil, salad
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 659kcal
Cost: $10


  • 2 cooked beets, peeled
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • fresh dill garnish
  • 1/2 shallot (small and thinly sliced) 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp hazelnut oil (Laurel Foods works great)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 C hazelnuts
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C water


  • Roll goat cheese between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/2 inch thick
  • Using a small cutter, cut out discs
  • Cut beets into discs then use the same cutter to cut them down to the same size as the goat cheese
  • Starting with beets, stack every other beet and goat cheese ending with beetsHow to make hazelnut vinaigrette
  • Add thinly sliced shallots and apple cider vinegar to a small bowl
  • Add salt and pepper to the shallot mixture
  • Add hazelnut oil (Laurel Foods) and whisk 
  • Add shallots on top of the beet and goat cheese stack
  • Drizzle with hazelnut oil vinaigrette
  • Bring sugar and water to a boil then continue to cook until caramel colored
  • Add hazelnut, cover then remove with a slotted spoon immedietely 


Pro Tip: Use shallots, they are so much more flavorful than onions...


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg