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4 from 1 vote

Smashed Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese Dressing

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Vegetable Side Dish
Author: Susan Pridmore

Ingredients

Beets and Greens

  • 6 small beets with greens attached
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Goat Cheese Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons crème fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon extra olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Beets and Greens

  • Remove the greens from the beets. Trim the tail from the beets and slice off the tops. Cook the beets until tender. I cooked mine in my Instant Pot, but feel free to roast or microwave.
  • Cool slightly, and peel. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Smash the beets using a sturdy cup with a flat bottom, and add to the pan. Lightly salt and pepper, and sauté for 7 - 10 minutes until flipping. Sauté for another few minutes.
  • Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil. Coarsely chop the greens. Cook in the hot water until tender - about 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Lay the greens on a plate, top with the smashed beets, and drizzle with the Goat Cheese Dressing.

Goat Cheese Dressing

  • Mash the goat cheese and crème fraîche together in a bowl, and whisk in the remaining ingredients. The dressing will be lumpy.