I've seen the combination of goat's cheese and beetroot around a lot recently and as a goat's cheese fanatic I had to try it. Beetroot is supposed to be a superfood and I'm trying to pack as much veg into my diet as possible. It goes really well with the creaminess of the goat's cheese and this was a really satisfying lunch.
Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Pasta Salad
60g dried pasta shaped
2 vacuum packed cooked beetroot, cut into chunks
handful spinach leaves
20g soft goat's cheese, chopped
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and run under the cold tap, drain again well.
Put the spinach in the bottom of a lunchbox or bowl. Top with the pasta, beetroot and goat's cheese. Pour over the oil and balsamic vinegar and toss with the ingredients. Serve.
If you are packing this into a lunchbox, pack the olive oil and balsamic separately to the salad and add at lunch time.