Golden Beet and Blueberry Chèvre Salad with Caramelized Maple Hazelnuts

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imageGolden beets beckoned me at the farmer’s market this week and star in this flavorful fall salad.  Oven-roasted  beets are paired with an interesting blueberry encrusted chèvre(Trader Joe’s) that I knew would look great with the beets. The salad was simply topped with thin slivers of red onion, crunchy caramelized maple hazelnuts, long slivers of lemon peel, a handful of pomegranate seeds and some fresh basil leaves.  A drizzle of each, blood orange infused olive oil and orange muscat champagne vinegar made this salad and my heart, sing!

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