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Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Yield: 24 servings.

3/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. white truffle oil
1 1/2 cups olive oil
as needed, salt and black pepper

9 lb. baby beets, tops trimmed
3 cups water
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup salt

1 lb., 8 oz. watercress, picked and washed
6 oz. shallots, finely diced
as needed, salt and pepper
3 lb. fresh goat cheese

For Soy White Truffle Oil Vinaigrette: In bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, truffle oil and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Vinaigrette can be chilled for up to 1 month. Whisk or shake well before using. Yields 3 cups.

For Roasted Beets: Place beets in large, shallow baking pan; add water, oil and salt. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Cool; peel and cut into equal wedges. Dress with 1 1/2 cups of Soy White Truffle Oil Vinaigrette. Chill until service. Yields 12 cups.

For each serving, to order: Toss 2 cups watercress and 2 tsp. shallots with just enough Soy White Truffle Oil Vinaigrette to coat very lightly, about 1 Tbsp. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in the middle of the plate. Arrange 1/2 cup roasted beets around and on top of the watercress. Crumble 2 oz. goat cheese in small pieces over salad.


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