Roasted beet salad

I lurve beets + goat cheese. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s spectacular. The bright, earthy sweetness of the beets, mixed with the creamy tang of the goat cheese. Plus, it is soooo pretttty. That’s “pretty” with 4 t’s.

Anyway, aside from loving the flavor combo/plate appeal, I love this dish because it is easy, impactful and great for serving a group. Check it out:

3  medium beets

3 Tablespoons olive oil

Goat cheese (amount depends on how high you stack them, how much you like goat cheese- just buy a log)

Greens or microgreens (optional and amount varies)

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1  teaspoon Dijon mustard

salt and pepper

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Rinse the beets and trim off any leafy tops. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Roast until tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  2. Once cool, remove beets from packets, reserving oil. Remove beet skins by simply scrubbing with a paper towel. It should just slip off. This is messy work, though. Consider gloves. Set aside peeled beets.
  3. Whisk the mustard and vinegar together in a small bowl. Gradually 2 T of the reserved beet oil. Season with salt and pepper. The dressing should be pretty tangy and a pretty color.
  4. Slice the beets into even 1/4 inch slices. Start building stacks by placing a larger slice of beet on the plate. Add a circular slice of goat cheese and press out until roughly the size of the beet. If you didn’t get a big enough slice the first time, just nab a bit more. Top with a slightly smaller beet slice, press down and repeat until you have several layers.
  5. If using greens, toss with a small amount of dressing and a bit of lemon juice and scatter around plate or under beet stacks. Drizzle with remaining dressing and serve.

One response to “Roasted beet salad

  1. Our doctor recomemded beet for my baby, I have to stock all beet recipe from all sources I can get. Thanks for this, it sounds yummy!

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