Golden Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

March 7, 2020

Golden Beets are good for you. They are low in calories, good source of fiber, vitamin c, packed with minerals and are good for heart health. Try this easy to make Sous Vide Beet Salad for a healthy side dish. This recipe serves 4. Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Sous Vide Temp: 185°F
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 4


3 large golden beets, trimmed, peeled, and cut into half-round circles
¼ c. white balsamic vinegar
2 t. fresh orange zest, preferably organic
1 t. fresh thyme leaves
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Salad Ingredients:

4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
¼ c. pistachios, shelled and roughly chopped
2 t. fresh orange zest, preferably organic
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Sprigs of fresh thyme, for garnish

To Serve: Additional white balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil for drizzling


  1. Fill a large container or pot with water and attach the sous vide circulator to the side. Set the temperature to 185°F and the cook time to 1 hour.

  2. While the water bath heats up, combine the beets, balsamic vinegar, orange zest, and thyme leaves in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss gently to combine. Set aside.

  3. Just before the water bath reaches the selected temperature, transfer the beets and marinade to an airtight plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bag as possible before sealing. (If using a vacuum sealer, use the ‘moist’ setting).

  4. Add the sealed bag to the heated water bath. (The bag should sink if enough air has been removed). Adjust the sous vide timer back to one hour, if necessary.

  5. When the cook time is complete, remove the beets from the water bath and discard the other contents of the bag. Transfer the beets to a plate and pat dry with a paper towel.

  6. To serve, arrange the beets on a serving platter, along with the goat cheese, chopped pistachios, and fresh orange zest. Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh thyme and top with a drizzle of white balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Enjoy!