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Beets With Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts

Makes: 6  servings Prep 15 mins Bake 400°F1 hr to 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons  apple-cider, balsamic or red-wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup  candied walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 6 - 8 medium-size beets, tops removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A few handfuls of torn arugula leaves

Directions

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Wrap beets individually in foil, twisting the ends, and place on a baking sheet. Bake 60 to 90 minutes, or until a fork easily pierces the flesh.

3. In a small bowl, combine the shallot, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let stand for at least 5 minutes; whisk in olive oil to make a vinaigrette.

4. Remove beets from oven and unwrap them. When cool enough to handle, peel off the skin with your fingers or a small knife. Slice into wedges or 1/3-inch-thick rounds and place in a serving bowl.

5. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Top with cheese, walnuts and arugula leaves.

Make Ahead Tip

Roasting Beets:
  • Beets can be roasted the day before, refrigerated, then reheated.
From FitnessMagazine.com