Golden Beet Stacks with Herbed Goat Cheese

Today, someone asked me where they could pick up golden beets.

At first, I felt sort of… proud? As if I was a source of culinary knowledge. Like I was part of a club and the only way to get in was to share the information, thus inducting the next person. Then I realized that minutes before, I’d shared this recipe for golden beet stacks with herbed goat cheese. So of course they would want to know where to grab golden beets.

And up until a few weeks ago, I’d never seen a golden beet either. So really, my membership in this club may be a bit fraudulent. Regardless, I still knew where to get golden beets (Wegman’s has them, in case you run into the same issue of difficult at the grocery store). This was the first time I’d ever tried a beet. I feel like it has a very earthy flavor. I couldn’t decide at first if I liked that or if I thought it was a bit off-putting. But by the third bite, I knew it was something I’d enjoy again. The creamy, almost sweet flavor of the goat cheese sets off the earthy bitterness of the beet.

Plus it’s pretty!

Golden Beet Stacks with Herbed Goat Cheese
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Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 2 golden beets, leaves removed
  • 4 ounces softened goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly chopped chives
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the golden beets in foil and place them on the top rack of the oven. Bake for one hour then remove and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • In a small bowl, combine thyme, chives and goat cheese until well mixed.
  • Once the beet is cool enough to handle, use a paper towel to rub the skin off the beets. Slice the beets into ¼” slices.
  • Place a beet slice onto your plate. Spread a thin layer of goat cheese spread onto the beet. Place another beet slice on top. Repeat this process until all of your beet slices have been layered.
  • Makes 2 servings.

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the golden beets in foil and place them on the top rack of the oven. Bake for one hour then remove and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. In a small bowl, combine thyme, chives and goat cheese until well mixed.
  3. Once the beet is cool enough to handle, use a paper towel to rub the skin off the beets. Slice the beets into ¼” slices.
  4. Place a beet slice onto your plate. Spread a thin layer of goat cheese spread onto the beet. Place another beet slice on top. Repeat this process until all of your beet slices have been layered.

 

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