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DeLallo Made Easy Recipes: Oven-Roasted Beets with Balsamic & Goat Cheese

Oven-Roasted Beets with Balsamic & Goat Cheese

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Roasted beets in a marinade of extra virgin olive oil and Italian spices is a simple but delicious treat to pair with creamy goat cheese. Can be served atop fresh greens or eaten alone with a crusty Italian loaf.

Ingredients:

  • 7 whole beets
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small log of soft goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons DeLallo Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Clean dirt from beets with a damp dishtowel. Trim both ends.

Line a shallow baking sheet with foil. Place beets on foil, along with rough-chopped garlic. Sprinkle torn rosemary and thyme over beets; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Be sure to coat beets with oil and herbs.

Bake with 1 cup of water added to cooking pan, under foil. Roast for about 45 minutes, or until beets are tender. Reserve leftover beet marinade to create a dressing.

Once cooled, squeeze beets gently to remove skins. Slice beets along with goat cheese. Prepare a dressing with the balsamic vinegar in a small bowl, whisking in the remaining beet marinade. Taste and add salt if needed. Drizzle dressing atop beets and goat cheese; serve on a bed of fresh greens.

Serves 4 to 6