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Beets With Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts

Beets With Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 208
Beets With Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Bake: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 14


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 208 cal., 16 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 14 g carb. (3 g fiber), 4 g pro.