beets are a polarizing food. i know that, after years of responding "beets!" to the question - what's your favorite vegetable? it's a tough road, not made much easier by the fact that my second favorite vegetable is the brussel sprout. but i make no apologies for my loves.
if you have never had cooked beets in your life (read: if you've only ever had pickled beets from the salad bar), how about giving them a try?
trader joe's sells a vacuum packed bag of cooked beets. guess what else? trader joe's also sells little goat cheese medallions that are perfect for lunches. oh yeah, and hey TJ's also sells SALAD. are you with me yet?
Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese
1. if you can shop at trader joe's, this is the easiest lunch (or dinner) you'll ever make. put the greens in a bowl, top with sliced beets, a smattering of crumbled goat cheese, and a sprinkle of nuts.
2. toss with dressing.
*I like to eat this with a slice of hearty multigrain bread, or if i have it handy - pita and hummus.