Golden beets and a mix of colorful tomatoes (like Purple Cherokee and red heirlooms) offer a dramatic contrast on the plate and are a beautiful and tasty base for the tangy-sweet peaches on top–but red beets and any garden tomatoes would also work.
- 2 medium-sized golden beets
- 2 medium-sized ripe tomatoes
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
- 3 medium peeled peaches, sliced
- 3 tablespoons small fresh mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
- Calories 112
- Fat 6.8g
- Satfat 1.8g
- Monofat 4.1g
- Polyfat 0.7g
- Protein 3g
- Carbohydrate 12g
- Fiber 2g
- Cholesterol 3mg
- Iron 1mg
- Sodium 164mg
- Calcium 23mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 inch. Place beets in a glass or ceramic baking dish; fill dish one-third full with water. Cover with foil; bake at 425° for 1 hour or until beets are tender. Cool. Peel beets, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Core tomatoes; cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the beet and tomato slices on a platter; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, oil, 1 tablespoon juice, honey, and shallot in a medium bowl. Toss peach slices with remaining 1 tablespoon juice. Add peach mixture to honey mixture; toss. Mound peach mixture on top of beet and tomato slices; sprinkle salad with the mint, thyme, and goat cheese.
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