Baked Beet, Goat Cheese, Basil Dip. / by Rosie Berger

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This might be too good. Like... “eat-more-than-you-should-but-feel-ok-about-it-because-at-least-there-are-veggies-in-it?” kind of good. 

INGREDIENTS

3 beets, stems and leaves removed

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

1 leek, finely chopped

200g goat cheese

5 large leaves basil

170g Asiago cheese

1.5 tbsp toasted ground black pepper

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Wrap beets together in aluminum foil with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast for about an hour, until a fork pokes easily through. Set aside to cool, then peel using a paper towel to rub skin off. 
  3. Turn oven down to 350
  4. Chop finely, toss with a bit of olive oil and S&P, Set aside. 
  5. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (only half of the Asiago). Add 2 .5 cups of beets (depending on the size of your beets, you may have leftovers. Feel free to use as garnish, or eat as is for a healthy snack).
  6. in a large, shallow oven-safe dish, spread mixture evenly.
  7. Sprinkle remaining asiago cheese on top
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning half way through, until cheese is completely melted and turning golden. Serve warm.