Balsamic Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

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Sep. 22, 2011

Ingredients

Beetroot 8 Medium , trimmed
Walnuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped
Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/8 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Goat cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , crumbled
Thyme 1 Teaspoon (fresh, leaves only)

Directions

MAKING

1) In a large pot, cover the beets with salted water and bring to a boil.

2) Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes until the beets are just tender.

3) Meanwhile, in a dry skillet, lightly toast the walnuts over a medium heat. Set aside to cool.

4) Drain the beets and run under cold water until cool enough to

handle, but still warm.

5) Then gently rub the skins off.

6) Slice the beets into 3 mm rounds and arrange on a platter.

7) Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

8) Sprinkle the beets with the walnuts, goat cheese and thyme.

SERVING

9) Serve the balsamic beets warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 308Calories from Fat 90

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 439 mg18.29%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 31 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet