New Recipe - Roasted Spring Beets with Goat Cheese
4 large beets or 6-8 smaller ones
4 TBS olive oil
8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
Fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub the beets with 2 TBS of the olive oil and wrap each separately with tin foil. Place them in the oven and roast for 1 hour or until they are tender. Remove them from the foil, allow to cool, peel and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Toss them in the remaining 2 TBS of olive oil. Season with the sea salt and black pepper. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle the goat cheese and pine nuts over top.
Try This: serve them over a bed of greens. Try drizzling with a lemon vinaigrette. Serve alongside barbequed chicken, grilled burgers or fish. they also make a great appetizer.
Health Tip: These colorful root veggies are high in vitamins and minerals that help protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer, especially colon. They are high in folate, manganese and their bright purple/red coloring lets you know they are also high in antioxidants.