Friday, May 24, 2013

Roasted Beet and Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich

Roasted Beet and Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich

The combination of roasted beets and goat cheese is pretty common and definitely one of my favorites.  I use those ingredients frequently in salads and also tend to order it when I see it on a restaurant menu.  But it never occurred to me to make a sandwich out of it until now.

Roasted Beet and Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich
My delay is unfortunate because this is one delicious sandwich!  I gave it plenty of love by roasting the beets and lightly pickling them.  The goat cheese, as well, got some fresh herbs to give it an extra punch and I served it on our favorite, toasted, sourdough bread.  A little sweet, a little tart, creamy, crunchy...what else can you ask for?  Enjoy!




Ingredients
2 Beets
1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 Cup sugar
4 oz. Goat cheese
1 Tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1 Tablespoon milk
4 Slices of your favorite bread
Salt & pepper to taste

Wrap the beets in aluminum foil and place in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until the beets can be pierced easily with the point of a knife.  Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Combine the vinegar and sugar in a pot and simmer until the sugar dissolves.  Remove from the heat.  When the beets are cool enough, peel them (the peel should come off very easily) and slice thinly.  Place the slices in the pot with the vinegar mixture and let sit for 15 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese with the chives and milk and stir until smooth.  Toast the bread and spread one side of each slice with the goat cheese mixture.  Layer on the beets and season with salt and pepper.  Makes 2 servings.

12 comments:

  1. Okay, I'll eat beets if it's in a cheese sammich.

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  2. This is so cool!! I love seeing veggies totally transformed

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  3. I'm not a goat cheese fan, but the roasted beets may have suckered me into trying this. Plus it's so pretty!

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  4. I love beets and goat cheese together! I bet this makes a tasty sandwich

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  5. You're going to make me like beets!

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  6. I love beets and I also love goat cheese but I've never eaten them together. I must be deprived so when I go to the farmer's market tomorrow I'm going to look for both - I'll make the bread and see what happens!

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  7. My boyfriends mother would go gaga over this sandwich. I would have never been brave enough to try roasted beet on a sandwich but she is - and when she does I will be there to taste test!

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  8. Thanks for your kind words, Anita.

    PS...as a beet lover, this sandwich is calling my name :)

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  9. What a great-looking sandwich! I like beets and I LOVE goat cheese...seems like a great, light sandwich to try especially for warm weather.

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  10. Now this sounds good... I do love beets so I think I would like it. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you will join us again this coming week.

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  11. I love beets and goat cheese in salads. I, like you, never thought to put it in a sandwich. I also like the light pickle flavor you added.

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  12. I am sort of in love with this sandwich! Holy moly!

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