Yield
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

If you can find striped Chioggia beets, combine them with the golden beets for a more colorful salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Leave root and 1-inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place beets in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Cool. Trim off beet roots and stems; rub off skins. Cut beets into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place beet slices in a large bowl; add peaches and onion.

Step 2

Combine chopped basil, chopped shallots, Champagne vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese.

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Ratings & Reviews

SingingGourmand's Review

MichelleDr
September 13, 2014
This was a huge hit - my best friend still talks about it months after I served it to her. Our grocer was out of golden beets so I used red and only tossed it the minimal amount to prevent the whole salad from turning red.

MichelleDr's Review

nmelinda
November 04, 2011
This is one of the best salad recipes we have ever had. My family just loves it. It works equally well with white balsamic vinegar.

My favorite salad!

SingingGourmand
July 06, 2016
I love this salad! I usually use red beets, because they're easier to find, and nectarines just because I like them better. I toss all the other ingredients before adding the beets in order to help retain their colors, but everything winds up red by the time I finish it anyway. That's okay, it doesn't affect the taste at all. It's low in calories and fat, and fairly high in fiber. If I could find a way to make it high in protein I'd eat it every day. ;-)