Monday, October 11, 2010

Beets, the New Black???

Seriously, every health and food blogger has been going crazy with the beet recipes lately! I only experimented with roasted beets last year or so myself, but now I wanna try this beet, goat cheese and walnut salad which I have seen at least three places in the past month.

Here's the recipe:


4 medium red or golden beets (choose organic if possible), stems and leaves removed (don't discard)
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 handfuls of arugula or spinach
2 ounces of goat cheese


Wash and cut beets into bite sized pieces. Bake the beets in your oven at 375F for 45 minutes in a covered baking dish, or steam until fork tender. (Avoid boiling them, you will leach out all the minerals). Once cooked, cool slightly. Toss the beets in a salad bowl with the walnuts, olive oil, vinegar, black pepper and greens. Crumble goat cheese over top, just before serving.

Serves 2. Enjoy!

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