Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese & Toasted Pecans





1 1/2 pounds fresh beets
8 oz. Chevre (fresh goat cheese)
6 cups baby arugula or mixed greens
1 cup whole pecans, toasted
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Blue Door Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
1 tablespoon good quality grainy mustard
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons Blue Door UP extra virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 400.  Trim the beets and wrap in one foil packet drizzled with a tablespoon of water.  Roast for 1 hour or until tender when pierced through with a knife.  Once the cooked beets are cool enough to handle, peel them by rubbing the skin off between paper towels.  Warning:  This will dye your hands bright red.

Cut the peeled beets in to 1″ pieces and toss with 2 tablespoons of Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic whisked together with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and set aside.

In a medium size bowl, whisk the remaining Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic with the grainy mustard until well combined.  Slowly drizzle in your olive oil of choice, whisking constantly until the mixture is thickened or emulsified.  Add freshly ground pepper and sea salt to taste.

Arrange the greens in a bowl or on a platter and dress with the Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic vinaigrette.  Add the marinated roasted beets to the salad, along with the crumbled fresh goat cheese and toasted pecans.

Serves 6-8 generous portions

Posted by Rachel Bradley-Gomez

Symons Valley Ranch is the place to be this Easter weekend!

If you have friends & family visiting and need to plan an outing, if you have kids, if you need a date idea, if you need an excuse to get out of the house this long weekend, even if you’re just bored! Come down to Symons valley Ranch and see what this amazing market has to offer.

We have an exciting Easter long weekend planned at the market with our regular market open Friday from 10am-5pm.

Saturday we have an Easter egg hunt from 11am-1pm with delectable eggs made by Papa Chocolat, Mr. Bernard Callebaut!

Sunday we kick off the ‘Gifts from the Garden’ Series featuring CBC’s Lyndon Penner who is going to show what we can grow in Calgary and how to grow it!

We hope to see you all this weekend at the Market!

-Bruce & Courtney


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Easter Hours

Blue Door at West 85th will be closed Good Friday, April 18th. We will open again Saturday morning at 10AM.

The Symons Valley Ranch location is open all weekend Friday 10AM-6PM and Saturday & Sunday 10AM-5PM.

We hope to see you this weekend & Happy Easter!

-Bruce & Courtney