Goat Cheese and Beet Salad – a Look Back

I was making salad the other night for the Mr.  and I couldn’t remember the ratios for my salad dressing for this Goat Cheese and Beet Salad.  This is the problem with always winging it in the kitchen, how did I make that again?  Wait, AHA – I remembered I had posted this recipe as one of my very first blog posts.

So, I got my iPad out and searched my site, found the recipe, and was immediately horrified/hysterically laughing at the horrible photos I had taken!  It was my first recipe post ever and I had no idea what I was doing (although I don’t claim that much has changed in that department, my photos have at least improved!).

Goat Cheese and Beet Salad - www.thelilypadcottage.com

I’m sorry to the 12 people who were actually reading my blog at that point (10 months ago) – this will be a repeat recipe, and let’s just pretend those awful photos never happened shall we?

Goat Cheese Beet SaladThis salad is so yummy and good for you too!  The crunchy carrots and beets are perfect with the creaminess of the goat cheese.  The sweetness of the honey vinaigrette and the saltiness of the pistachios just tops it off.


Ok now I know I have you all curious about just how awful my photos were so here – I’ll hide my head in the sand and share it…


Yup, can we all just breath a sigh of relief that my camera and I are finally getting along? :)

Beet SaladAhh, much better!

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Goat Cheese and Beet Salad – a Look Back
  • baby greens
  • 1 beet
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 ounces of goat cheese
  • ¼ C shelled chopped pistachios
  • Honey Vinaigrette -
  • ½ C olive oil
  • ¼ C red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1½ tbs honey
  • salt and pepper
  1. Place baby greens on plates, top with thinly sliced raw beets (I like to chop mine into little matchsticks), carrot shavings, crumbled goat cheese and pistachios.
  2. Shake all the salad dressing ingredients together in a jar and drizzle over salad - enjoy!


  1. Kelly Wilkniss says

    My favorite kind of salad!! Love that u showed the “before” photo! You have only been at this ten months…me 5 months. You have come a long way baby!!

  2. Shirl' Anderson says

    I can’t wait to try this…I have a Spinach Salad you might want to try…Fresh Spinach, matchstick carrrots, purple onions sliced, tomatoes and Ken’s Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette dressing. Mix the four ingredients, add dressing and toss SERVE AND ENJOY! Hope you like it! Have a great day!

  3. says

    Can you come over and teach me how to take a photo…I’ve been at it for over a year and mine still look like your first one. :) Beautiful pix and I cannot wait to try this salad – YUM!

    • says

      Your photos look great Kim! The biggest difference was getting a DSLR camera vs a point and shoot, the 2nd was learning how to shoot manual, and the third was never photographing anything at night – the photos never look good without good lighting! My friend Courtney at Sweet C’s Designs has a user friendly, easy to use photography series that was really helpful too – good luck :)


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