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Roasted Beets with Balsamic, Goat Cheese and Mint

By | 2016-01-20T17:28:41+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|68 Comments

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens, 1/10 sec at f/8, ISO 100

I never knew how tasty beets were until I started roasting them. This is a very simple recipe, and the best part is you can eat it cold (which means a simple make-ahead dish!).

Recipe:

– Beets, washed (and peeled if you want, but I didn’t for these) and sliced.
– Balsamic vinegar (I used a fig-vanilla balsamic)
– Olive oil
– Crumbled Goat Cheese
– Fresh mint leaves

In a bowl, mixe together olive oil and balsamic (about 50/50, I don’t know how much exactly, just enough to coat the beets). Put them on a layer of tin-foil in a pan into a pre-heated oven (to 400 degrees Fahrenheit) and bake for 35-ish minutes. Remove them and let cool.

Then, put the beets on a plate and sprinkle goat cheese and mint over them, and also drizzle a little bit more balsamic on top. Then, eat and smile!

Sorry, my recipes aren’t super precise … I just kind of wing it for a lot of my cooking but thought I’d share my process. :)

About the Author:

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

68 Comments

  1. Roland J. Ruttledge October 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Simply yummy!

  2. Roland J. Ruttledge October 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Simply yummy!

  3. Danilo Sn October 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    não sei sié bom  mais vamos esprimentar

  4. Danilo Sn October 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    não sei sié bom  mais vamos esprimentar

  5. Travis Mishler October 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Looks great

  6. Travis Mishler October 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Looks great

  7. shaggy dinero campaña navarro October 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    delisioso

  8. shaggy dinero campaña navarro October 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    delisioso

  9. jorge ayala October 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    se ve exquisito

  10. jorge ayala October 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    se ve exquisito

  11. Alicia Navarrete Alonso October 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Color me ignorant… Why are they different colors? 

  12. Alicia Navarrete Alonso October 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Color me ignorant… Why are they different colors?

  13. Rob Packer October 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    You had my mouth watering +Nicole S. Young, except for the mint – don't like the flavour – it adds great colour though!

  14. Rob Packer October 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    You had my mouth watering +Nicole S. Young, except for the mint – don't like the flavour – it adds great colour though!

  15. Jason Tinling October 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    +Alicia Navarrete Alonso  – Golden beets versus standard red/purple beets.  Just two separate varieties.

  16. Jason Tinling October 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    +Alicia Navarrete Alonso  – Golden beets versus standard red/purple beets.  Just two separate varieties.

  17. Ben Maxwell October 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    looks and sounds yummy. I have always liked boiled beets, but all boiled beets taste the same. I will definitely try this. Thank you for the share

  18. Ben Maxwell October 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    looks and sounds yummy. I have always liked boiled beets, but all boiled beets taste the same. I will definitely try this. Thank you for the share

  19. shaggy dinero campaña navarro October 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    seme hace agua la voca

  20. shaggy dinero campaña navarro October 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    seme hace agua la voca

  21. Alicia Navarrete Alonso October 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    +Jason Tinling Talk about learning something new every day, I had no idea there was another variety! Thank you :)

  22. Alicia Navarrete Alonso October 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    +Jason Tinling Talk about learning something new every day, I had no idea there was another variety! Thank you :)

  23. Hark Nijjar October 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks +Nicole S. Young, good cooks always "wing it" I gotta try this myself!

  24. Hark Nijjar October 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks +Nicole S. Young, good cooks always "wing it" I gotta try this myself!

  25. Bavajith Ratnaananthan October 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    That's so interesting I'm truly fascinated

  26. Bavajith Ratnaananthan October 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    That's so interesting I'm truly fascinated

  27. Jonathan Thompson October 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Yep, roasted beets beats them all.

  28. Jonathan Thompson October 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Yep, roasted beets beats them all.

  29. Jason Dunn October 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I'm going to try this without the goat cheese. Instead, probably a cashew spread.

  30. Jason Dunn October 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I'm going to try this without the goat cheese. Instead, probably a cashew spread.

  31. Tim Buckner October 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I love beets Just about anywhere you can prepare them but I've never had him like this I will have to try this recipe. I need to find some cool recipes like this to photograph.

  32. Tim Buckner October 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I love beets Just about anywhere you can prepare them but I've never had him like this I will have to try this recipe. I need to find some cool recipes like this to photograph.

  33. amanda L October 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    sweet

  34. amanda L October 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    sweet

  35. Chris Lazzery October 24, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Yummm.

  36. Chris Lazzery October 24, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Yummm.

  37. Chris Smith October 24, 2012 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Yum!

  38. Chris Smith October 24, 2012 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Yum!

  39. chef-aravinda. de. silva October 24, 2012 at 12:42 am - Reply

    nice

  40. chef-aravinda. de. silva October 24, 2012 at 12:42 am - Reply

    nice

  41. 杨燕 October 24, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Yumm………………

  42. 杨燕 October 24, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Yumm………………

  43. ansar iqbal October 24, 2012 at 1:42 am - Reply

    very nice

  44. ansar iqbal October 24, 2012 at 1:42 am - Reply

    very nice

  45. Juliana Keltner October 24, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    looks good

  46. Juliana Keltner October 24, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    looks good

  47. Josue Chang October 24, 2012 at 2:33 am - Reply

    yummy

  48. Josue Chang October 24, 2012 at 2:33 am - Reply

    yummy

  49. Broadcast Square October 24, 2012 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Nice work. If it inspires hunger. Success!

  50. Dragana Djokic October 24, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

    gooood and nice

  51. Dragana Djokic October 24, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

    gooood and nice

  52. Nora M October 24, 2012 at 6:59 am - Reply

    i will try that recipe, thanks for share !

  53. Nora M October 24, 2012 at 6:59 am - Reply

    i will try that recipe, thanks for share !

  54. Steve Kalman October 24, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Another surprisingly good roasted veggie is (are?) radishes. The very large ones might make an interesting alternative to this recipe, but they do very nicely by themselves.

  55. Steve Kalman October 24, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Another surprisingly good roasted veggie is (are?) radishes. The very large ones might make an interesting alternative to this recipe, but they do very nicely by themselves.

  56. Emeka ngozi Ozuruoke October 24, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Thatz sweet yuh.

  57. Emeka ngozi Ozuruoke October 24, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Thatz sweet yuh.

  58. Kim Llewellyn Weitzman October 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    not only is it a great picture but I can taste it also…mouthwatering

  59. Kim Llewellyn Weitzman October 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    not only is it a great picture but I can taste it also…mouthwatering

  60. Mahdi Ebrahimi October 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    It looks yummy!

  61. Mahdi Ebrahimi October 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    It looks yummy!

  62. Darrolyn Elliott-Lauderdale October 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Looks really good. I will have to try. I thought the lighter colored ones were sun dried tomatoes. I may try them with this. Thanks for the info.

  63. Darrolyn Elliott-Lauderdale October 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Looks really good. I will have to try. I thought the lighter colored ones were sun dried tomatoes. I may try them with this. Thanks for the info.

  64. Patricia Davidson October 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Sounds and looks delicious! Beautiful!

  65. Ana Oviedo October 30, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I just wanted to congratulate you for your wonderful work.
    I LOVE IT It’s amazing..:))

  66. abhishek Choudhary November 7, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Yummy

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