October 14, 2012  |    Blog

It’s time to add some color into your diet! We just found this AMAZING beet recipe, we love it! Try it and let us know what you think!

We actually use a lot less oil than this and a low fat goat cheese to save calories and it comes out delish!

Beet Baguettes

– 1 bunch of beets with greens attached
– 16 1/2-inch-thick slices baguette, preferably whole-grain, cut on the diagonal
– 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
– 6 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
– 2 tablespoons water
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 4 ounces creamy goat cheese
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Trim greens from beets and place the beets in a baking pan. Cover it with foil and roast for about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Let cool and reduce heat to 350°F. Next, bake the baguettes (cut in half) for about 14 minutes, Turing them over once. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet and add in the leaves and stems (chopped and sliced) for 3 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, the garlic, greens, vinegar, and water and stir until no liquid remains, add the salt, and remove from heat. Using about ¾ of your beet mixture, place it in a food processor with the pepper and goat cheese; puree until smooth. Assembly your baguette sandwich and your ready!

Just a little purple to brighten your day, and give that boost of energy you need a cold Monday!

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