Candy Cane Beet & Goat Cheese Board

This fun and simple snack adds colour to any holiday presentation. Beets might help you save time if you can locate them already cooked. Beets' earthiness and the richness of the goat cheese are balanced by the honey, and candied nuts give the dish a pleasing crunch.

Candy Cane Beet & Goat Cheese Board | कैंडी केन चुकंदर और बकरी पनीर बोर्ड | Tabla de Queso de Cabra y Remolacha de Bastón de Caramelo

  1. Ingredients
  2. Ingredient Checklist
  3. 3 medium beets, rinsed (about 1 pound)
  4. 1 8-ounce log goat cheese
  5. ⅛ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  6. ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped candied pecans
  8. 1 tablespoon honey

Step 1:
Put beets in a dish that can go in the microwave. Add enough water to the dish to completely cover the bottom. Wrap the dish with plastic that may be used in a microwave. For 12 to 15 minutes, microwave on High until fork-tender, rotating the beets once halfway through to avoid mushiness. Beets should be transferred to a chopping board. Trim off and throw away the stems and skin once it is safe to handle. Cut the beets into 16 slices, each about 1/4 inch thick.

Step 2:
Freeze the goat cheese for about 10 minutes to make it somewhat firmer and easier to slice. Cut the goat cheese into 14 slices that are each 1/4-inch thick.

Step 3:
Shingle two slices of goat cheese next to two slices of beet on a serving tray. To make the shape of a candy cane, repeat the pattern. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add some chopped pecans and honey on top.

Making ahead:
Beets and goat cheese should be prepared (Step 1) and chilled separately for up to a day in the refrigerator. When you're prepared to serve, move on to Step 3.

Nutritional data:
1 oz. or so of goat cheese and 2 slices of beets per serving.
Per serving, there are 150 calories, 7g of protein, 9g of carbs, 2g of dietary fibre, 7g of sugars, 10g of fat, 6g of saturated fat, 22mg of cholesterol, 434IU of vitamin A, 209mg of sodium, 237mg of potassium, and 2mg of niacin equivalents.