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Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Appetizer | June 26, 2016 | By

Salt-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Thought and Inspiration:  Beets… you either love ’em or you hate ’em.  I recently saw someone eating beets at a restaurant and I immediately started to crave them!  The thing is though, since I was a kid, I don’t actually think I ever liked them.  So it was a weird feeling to crave something, I thought I didn’t like.  Anyway, I decided to take a stab at making them.  We got some farm fresh beets and I cooked them to perfection!  There is something so fresh, earthy and absolutely delicious about beets.  They are rich in Vitamin C and Iron.  They are so clean and juicy and can be prepared in multiple ways.  









Salt-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese
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  1. 3 large beets, roasted, peeled and diced
  2. 1 cup kosher salt
  3. 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  4. 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Fresh ground pepper
Goat cheese
  1. 4-6 oz. goat cheese, soften at room temp for 30 minutes
  2. Fresh ground pepper
  3. Pinch of truffle salt (or regular salt)
  4. 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
  5. 2-3 mint leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium-baking pan (I used a cast iron pan) make a bed of the kosher salt.
  3. Place washed and dried beets on top of salt.
  4. Roast beets in the oven until you can pierce the center of the beet easily with a knife, about 1 - 1.5 hours. Test after 1 hour.
  5. Remove and set aside to cool down for about an hour or so.
  6. Once cooled, peel the beets by hand and then chop into bite size pieces.
  7. Whisk together red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  8. Toss the beets with the red wine vinaigrette.
Goat cheese
  1. In a bowl, place softened goat cheese, salt pepper and oil together. Gently mix ingredients together.
  1. Smear some goat cheese on the bottom of a plate, add beets on top, and garnish with fresh torn mint.
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    Kathy Schroeder
    June 30, 2016

    I’m making these! I’ll let u know when I do and I will take a pic to post! Yum

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    Kathy Schroeder
    October 4, 2016

    This beet dish was super good. The red wine vinegarette was perfect finished with the refreshing mint garnish. We loved it!

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