Goat 's Cheese, Beet and Mixed Green Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Dressing Recipe Video

The purpose of the the herb salad mix is to be able to give a healthy reason to enjoy the candied walnuts. This video is a creation of ThatsVegetarian. You can visit ThatsVegetarian for complete recipes, and more videos.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Recipe Story

You can control how much sugar you add to the walnuts (or any other nut you decide to candy) and the wine is optional. You can add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the reduction but I find it unnecessary additional fat and calories. It's a great time to start enjoying salads with warm weather around the corner.


 Walnuts1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Beets2 Medium, scrubbed and chopped
 Red wine3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Balsamic vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Brown sugar1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vanilla3 Drop
 Fresh herb mix1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (combination of parsley and cilantro)
 Goat cheese5 Tablespoon (crusted with cranberries)
 Baby spinach1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Baby lettuce1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 882 Calories from Fat 397

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g71.9%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g62.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 39.4 mg

Sodium 565.1 mg23.5%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.6%

Dietary Fiber 19.7 g78.9%

Sugars 50.1 g

Protein 29 g58.2%

Vitamin A 26.9% Vitamin C 42%

Calcium 49.4% Iron 36.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Take a dish and put the chopped walnuts onto it and roast them in an oven heated to 350 F for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate dish place beets and put them in the oven along with the walnuts and roast till they are tender.

3. Meanwhile heat a pan in medium high heat and pour red wine and balsamic vinegar to reduce it.
4. To this add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla.
5. When the reduction starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium low so that it simmers. Reduce by a third for about 10 minutes. At that point add the warm walnuts. Stir to make sure all the nuts are coated with the liquid. Continue to cook on a medium heat until the liquid dissolves and creates a nice glaze over the nuts.
6. Remove from heat.

7. Serve the candied walnuts with with herb salad and fresh roasted beets, goat cheese that is crusted in cranberries

Editors Review

Most vegetarians do not get enough nutrition mainly proteins and vitamins. The chef in the video makes candied walnuts and then adds them into green salad. Watch this video if you too are a vegetarian looking for healthy means to get nutrition into your diet.