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Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that’s perfect for Spring!

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that's perfect for Spring!

Easter is just a couple of weeks away and as I thought about new recipes for the holiday, all I kept thinking about was making a spring version of my very popular Butternut Squash Bruschetta Recipe!

That bruschetta appetizer is a HUGE HIT around the fall holidays, so I knew I had to make a spring version for Easer.

I decided to roast up beets instead of butternut squash, and toss in fresh basil instead of sage. Instead of ricotta, I used goat cheese (because I love the way it pairs with beets!) but I kept the most important piece of the bruschetta in tact, the almighty balsamic reduction drizzle at the end that adds a touch of sweetness and a beautiful final presentation!

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Stacked Beet Salad

This stacked beet salad is simple but elegant, a delicious gluten free and vegetarian appetizer or side dish for any meal.

Stacked Ricotta Beet Salad Recipe

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of trying one of San Diego’s newest restaurants, Stella Public House (updated 2019: Stella has since closed).

From the food and drinks, to the hospitality and decor, I immediately fell in love with this place!

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Farmers Market Beet and Burrata Tart

This vegetarian beet and burrata cheese tart combines layers of roasted gold and purple beets with creamy burrata on a phyllo dough crust.

Farmers Market Beet and Burrata Tart

It’s simple, it’s beautiful, it’s delicious, it’s a combination of some of my favorite things, light, flakey phyllo dough, balsamic roasted beets and fresh burrata cheese!

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Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Pesto Pasta Salad

Roasted beets, goat cheese and spinach pesto are tossed together in this deliciously easy vegetarian pasta salad recipe. The perfect side dish for a BBQ!

Roasted Beet Pasta Salad Recipe

Let’s just take a minute to talk about how awesome pasta is.

Spaghetti and meatballsstuffed shells, lasagna, manicotti, ravioli, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad, no matter what your favorite is, let’s be honest, they’re all delicious!

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Beet Hummus

Roasted beet hummus is a healthy and delicious snack! It’s gluten free, vegan and easy to make. Serve it with pita chips or veggies for dipping!

Beet Hummus

A few years back I watched a segment on all of the health benefits of purple foods. I then proceeded to go on a total “Purple Food Kick”.

It’s crazy how many purple foods are out there when you look, purple potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and of course beets!

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Roasted Asian Vegetables

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As a side for my Teriyaki Pineapple Short Ribs I decided to roast a combination of beets, bell peppers, onions and carrots in a sweet Asian sauce, similar to that of the sauce in which I pressure cooked the short ribs.

The result was a delicious side dish that would go perfectly with any Asian dish.

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (de-seeded and chopped)
  • 1 8 oz package steamed and peeled baby beets (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup cooking sake
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Start by chopping all of the vegetables and garlic, then placing them on a rimmed baking sheet.

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Next, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, sake, ginger and honey in a small bowl.

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Pour the mixture evenly over the vegetables, then top with sesame seeds.

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Place in the oven at 400° for 20 minutes, tossing half way through cooking. Remove from the oven and place into a serving bowl.

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I topped mine with chopped green options for a little extra color and flavor.  Totally optional!

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Serve on the side of your favorite Asian dish!

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Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad

Steamed Beets are oven roasted in olive oil & balsamic vinegar then topped with creamy feta cheese in this easy 20 minute Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad Recipe.

Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad

Today’s lunch was inspired by what was in my refrigerator… beets!

Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad Recipe

I usually make a caramelized beet and goat cheese salad that involves arugula and avocado… but I didn’t have goat cheese, arugula or avocado so what else did I have in there?  Well I had feta, that could replace the goat cheese, I had onions and tomatoes so there I go!

Caramelized Beet and Feta Salad Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 oz baby beets (steamed & peeled)
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tomato (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil then place the beets on top.

Sprinkle the chopped onions over the beets then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Top with salt and pepper.

Caramelizing Beets

Place in the oven for 6 minutes, toss, then cook for an additional 6 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place the beets on a plate. Pour the sauce from the foil onto the beets then top with the chopped tomatoes and feta cheese.

Easy Beet and Feta Salad Recipe

The result was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S and healthy! Don’t even get me started on my purple food obsession, but beets pack tons of antioxidants, as well as betanin pigments which have been shown to lessen tumor cell growth, I’m sold!

Caramelized Beet and Feta Salad

Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad
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Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad

Steamed Beets are oven roasted in olive oil & balsamic vinegar then topped with creamy feta cheese in this easy 20 minute Caramelized Beet and Feta Cheese Salad Recipe.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 185 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 8 oz baby beets steamed & peeled
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil then place the beets on top.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped onions over the beets then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic.
  4. Top with salt and pepper.
  5. Place in the oven for 6 minutes, toss, then cook for an additional 6 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and place the beets on a plate.
  7. Pour the sauce from the foil onto the beets then top with the chopped tomatoes and feta cheese.