Saturday, August 08, 2009

Farmers Market Recipes: Beets with Goat Cheese & Mint


JenBeets pair so well with goat cheese, this recipe makes an easy side dish after a visit to the farmers market. It's been adapted from Gourmet Magazine (I add goat cheese and serve cool, not warm!)

Beets with Goat Cheese & Mint

Serves 4 as a side dish

Ingredients

1 medium red onion, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (don't substitute oil here—the butter makes the beets taste so rich!)
1 ½ pounds trimmed beets, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 ½ cups water
⅔ cup chopped mint
1 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

1. Cook onion in butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Add beets, water, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and simmer, covered, until beets are tender, about 20 minutes.

3. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated, 2 to 5 minutes.

4. Cool, then toss with mint, goat cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.

"Beets me" photo courtesy of flickr user phxpma through use of Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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