Beet and Mache Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
Adapted from Bouchon by Thomas Keller
I saw this salad in the Bouchon cookbook, and with a love for beets and goat cheese I had to try it. Upon further reading, I’ve learned walnut oil is commonly used with beets. It really changes the flavor of the dressing from other vinaigrettes and works well with the sweet, earthy beets. The fine herbs (chives, chervil, parsley, and tarragon) are also a wonderful flavor booster. It really makes the salad different from the common restaurant salads combining beets and goat cheese.