December 14, 2016

Candy-Cane Beets With Basil-Wrapped Goat Cheese And Horseradish Cream Sauce

Recipe: Melanie Dunkelman


  • 2 small beets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 oz. goat cheese
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 12 skewers

Horseradish Cream Sauce

  • 1⁄4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1⁄8 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Drizzle olive oil


Yield: Makes 12 Skewers

Prepare Beets 

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Toss beets in oil and roast in small pan, 30 minutes or until fork-tender.
  3. Peel beets and slice into 1⁄4″-thick pieces. Slice each piece into triangles.

Prepare Goat Cheese Balls 

  1. Roll 1⁄2 tsp goat cheese into ball. Repeat with remaining goat cheese.
  2. Wrap 1 basil leaf around each goat cheese ball.

Assemble Skewers 

  1. Thread 1 goat cheese ball and 1 beet piece onto a skewer. Repeat with remaining skewers.
  2. Mix Horseradish Cream Sauce ingredients together in bowl. Serve alongside skewers.

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