Sweet Beets with Walnuts and Chevre

Sweet Beets with Walnuts and Chevre

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Serving: Makes 10 (1/2 cup) servings

This gorgeous ruby-red side dish is made with roasted beets, toasted walnuts and creamy chèvre goat cheese. Serve with glasses of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir or a Syrah.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beets, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil plus extra to grease pan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 ounces chèvre goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and brush a roasting pan with olive oil.
  2. Put the beets, onion and garlic into the pan, sprinkle with a few pinches of salt, and then toss to coat. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan, cover with foil and then place in the oven for 1 hour.
  3. Raise the oven temperature to 450 degrees, remove the foil from the beets and drizzle with the olive oil. Cook the beets for 15 minutes, stirring once after 8 minutes.
  4. Take the beets out of the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Serve garnished with the walnuts and the goat cheese.

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