Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beets with Toasted Feta and Walnuts


Such simple ingredients, such total deliciousness! The synergy between the toasted walnuts, strong feta and sweet beets will keep you coming back for more.

3 large beets
olive oil
salt
1/2 cup feta, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 375. Peel the beets and chop into 1/2 inch cubes, then transfer to a 9 x 13 inch pan and toss with a little olive oil and salt. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 until tender (about 30-45 minutes). Remove from oven, stir in walnuts and top with feta cubes. Broil for about 5 minutes, until the feta has a golden crust.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh sweet heavenly Betsy!

lesbo-kitchen said...

roasted beets are my favorite. nice!

Anu said...

just made it, but added goat cheese and pistachios instead (that's all i had at home) - DIVINE!

any ideas of what to do with the beet greens?

I Heart Kale said...

Glad to hear this is such a popular idea--we love it! Anu, try using the beet greens instead of chard in these fritters, or just braise them in stock and a little red wine.

Anonymous said...

Made this dish and the suggested fritters. Roasted beets earned high marks from hubby, and I thought it was good, too. After trying one bite, our 2 1/2 year old said, "This ok, Mama. You eat it," but DEVOURED the beet & chard fritters for dinner and breakfast!

I Heart Kale said...

Thanks for letting us know--we love hearing about kids eating their veggies! (Husbands too).