Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Herbs
6 beets, about 1 1/2 lb. total weight, greens removed*
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp. chopped fresh chives
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 oz. fresh goat cheese, crumbled
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Wrap the beets individually in aluminum foil and roast until tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour depending on their size.
When cool, peel and quarter the beets and place in a serving bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together the thyme, chives and olive oil. Drizzle the olive oil-herb mixture over the beets, season with salt and pepper, and top with the crumbled goat cheese. Serve right away. Serves 4.
*Don’t throw out those beet greens! They are delicious stir-fried, sautéed or braised.
Servings: 4, calories: 181, Protein 4g, Fat 14 g sat fat, chol 7mg, carbs 11 g, sodium 286mg, fiber 3g,
Remember that beets naturally lower your blood pressure!
In the picture, they used three different types of beets.
Health and Wellness Associates