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Lazy Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Lazy Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad

It’s not always easy to find the time to make a healthy meal. Even if all you have to do is grate and slice some veg, even that can seem like too much bother. This is a salad for those times. It requires nothing more than taking the ingredients out of their packets or jars and putting them in a bowl together.

Well, I suppose you do have to slice the cheese and shallot, shell the nuts and you do need a little, just a little, salad dressing, but it still takes less than 5 minutes to put together and it’s filling enough to be a light meal.

The salad dressing I use here is a mix of even parts sunflower oil and red wine vinegar,  a half teaspoon of honey,  and a good pinch of salt and pepper, but use whatever dressing you have handy. You just need a tablespoon of dressing to toss the salad leaves in.

To keep this gluten-free make sure the beetroot is not pickled in malt vinegar. Just always check the ingredients for allergens.

ingredients for lazy beetroot and goat's cheese salad
Salad leaves, pickled beetroot, goat’s cheese, shallot, roasted pistachios and a little salad dressing.

Lazy Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Serves: 1

Lazy Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad


  • 1 bag (125g approx) ready-to-eat salad leaves (preferably a mix of peppery salad leaves, like watercress, rocket, etc)
  • sliced pickled beetroot
  • 1 shallot, peeled and sliced thinly
  • goat’s cheese, sliced
  • fistful roasted & salted pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 1 tablespoon salad dressing


  1. Sprinkle the dressing over the salad leaves and toss around so that they are all thinly coated in dressing.
  2. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy.

Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad – takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.
goats cheese, beetroot and pistachio nut salad
Tastes almost as good without the onion, if you want a super-quick version.
vegan version of salad
If you want a vegan version – or if you just don’t like goat’s cheese – use avocado instead. Works great.