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Stacked Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Fritter

By Palma


On an earlier post, I mentioned that there are only two things Brad will NOT eat. One of them is beets! I also want nothing to do with them, so I decided to keep this week's experiment simple.

I bought a bunch of red beets and a bunch of golden, or yellow beets. I cleaned them, wrapped them in foil, and roasted them for 1 hour at 350.


Brad peeled the little suckers, and I sliced them, trying not to gag or get too much beet juice on myself.

On the plate I began with some mixed greens in an orange vinaigrette, then stacked both colors of beets, sliced orange, and shaved fennel.


I made a goat cheese fritter by taking a coin of goat cheese, dipping it in bean egg, and dipping it in a mixture of bread crumbs, panko and fresh thyme, and quickly sauteing it in olive oil.


Brad ate the goat cheese fritter, and the rest of the plate went down the drain! My friend who LOVES roasted beets was out of town. I probably should have walked to a couple of neighbors, begging someone to take my offering, but it was after 8 p.m., and the rest of our dinner was ready!

This was another example of cooking for the camera, not the taste buds! It LOOKED good, but I can promise I will not make roasted beets again for the two of us who clearly do not appreciate their goodness.

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Comments (1)

Mindy Smith:

Palma, I thought I heard angles cry when you tossed those delicious and scrumptious looking beets down the drain :(

I adore beets and love that they're colorful, so easy to roast and healthy!

at least you enjoyed the goat cheese.

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