Roasting the beets brings out all of their sweetness and earthy flavor.
Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman
Total:
55 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
about 4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
55 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
about 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 medium beets, leaves trimmed, or 1/2 pound roasted beets from deli or salad bar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-ounce log goat cheese
  • 1 small bunch chives, finely sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Crostini or bread sticks, for serving

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

If using raw beets, wash them clean of sand and dirt. Set aside to air dry or dry well with a towel or paper towel. If using roasted beets, proceed to food processor step.

Toss the beets in a mixing bowl with oil, thyme, a few pinches of salt and about 15 grinds of pepper.

Turn the beets out onto a baking sheet and roast until fork tender, shaking the pan occasionally to insure even cooking, about 40 minutes.

Remove beets from oven and set aside to cool. (You can do this up to a couple days ahead of time if you store them sealed in the refrigerator.)

Remove and discard the skins from the beets. Cut beets into quarters. Add the beet quarters to a food processor or blender. Pulse a few times until beets are roughed up into small but still chunky pieces.

Dump the blended beets into a serving bowl. Crumble the goat cheese into the beets and add the chives and lemon juice. Toss together and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve with crostini or breadsticks.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Indian Cheese (Homemade Paneer)

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Roasted Pineapple Carpaccio

Chop Shop Chuck Roast Arrabiata

Roasted Broccoli Rabe with Olives, Chickpeas and Feta

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Fideos in a Roasted Jalapeno and Tomato Broth

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

10am | 9c
11am | 10c
12pm | 11c
1pm | 12c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Good Eats

3pm | 2c

Good Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Good Eats

4pm | 3c

Good Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Good Eats

5pm | 4c

Good Eats

6pm | 5c

Good Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Good Eats

7pm | 6c

Good Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here