We will be doing an really interesting recipe today – Pickled Roasted Beets that is combined with creamy goats cheese.
I never really liked beets before. In fact, I was convinced I hated them. That is until I moved to Seattle and my dear friend, Chef Autumn, told me, “That’s just because you’ve never had them cooked properly before”.
Ohhhhh how incredibly right she was! Turns out I love beets, really really love them. Even more, I love them when they’re roasted and pickled and served with goat cheese. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do today.
I used to make a baby beet salad every night when working at a restaurant in NY. We would wash them, completely coat them with olive oil and then wrap them in foil and stick them in the oven. When done roasting, we would rub the peel off with our hands while they were still hot. It was painful and messy, but it made a tasty beet. (The things chefs do in the name of food love. It’s deep and it’s real.)
I planned on doing the same here. It didn’t quite work out like I hoped. First off, the beets at my grocery store are huge – HUGE! Did you see that picture up above? Holy monkeys those beets are large. Because of that, they took forever in the oven and never ended up getting tender.
By that I mean, I turned completely impatient after 2 hours of waiting and checking and fork poking and decided to cave and peel (with a real peeler) and cut them up before sticking them back in the oven. I’m recommending you start with the sane method from the beginning instead of recreating my madness.
The whipped goat cheese is hard to see on my white plate, but it’s there and it’s awesome. I love how you get three different textures on this plate with the creamy whipped cheese, tender roasted beets, and crunchy walnuts on top. Delish!
If you like beets, you’ll want to give this a try. If you don’t, this dish just might be the thing to change your mind! Until next time….. 🙂
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How to make Pickled Roasted Beets combined with Goats Cheese
½ tsp whole grain mustard
½ C apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 TBS whole black peppercorn
1 C water
olive oil, to coat
4 oz goat cheese
2 TBS cream
1 teaspoon honey
½ C sugar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
chopped chives, garnish
chopped walnuts, garnish
6 red beets
Try out our Pickled Roasted Beets with Goats Cheese Recipe and post your results below in the comments…