Goat Cheese and Beet Bruschetta

This recipe was provided by my friend Lucia. She is an excellent cook and cooks similar to me as far as “who measures?”. This recipe was dictated to me over the phone. I hope I do her justice. I am sure you will see more recipes from her in the future.

I am anxious to try this.

 Serves 8 as an appetizer

  • 8 slices, 1 inch thick of focaccia or rustic crusty, Italian bread (if larger than 3 bites, cut in half)
  • 1 can of cooked whole beets, drained and 1/4 inch sliced
  • Enough goat cheese (plan to keep it simple, but can use what you can find or prefer), 1/2 inch sliced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil as needed ( about 1/4 cup)

Preheat oven to 350

  1. Prepare beets, bread, goat cheese
  2. Build the bruschetta: Take one piece of bread and drizzle with olive oil, place a slice(s) of beet on top of bread, overlapping if needed to fill bread slice, lightly drizzle ( a few drops) of olive oil, then a quick grind of fresh pepper. Next, place on the rounds of goat cheese, another light drizzle of olive oil and quick grind of fresh pepper.
  3. Place on baking sheet
  4. Repeat Step 2- 3 until all 16 slices have been built.
  5. Place in oven for aprox 5 minutes until goat cheese just begins to get soft (don”t cook it too much as it becomes too dry)

 Remove and eat, and then eat another one

Lucia’s believes cooking should be simple. The above she uses plain goat cheese ( goat cheese on its own has soo much flavor). However, each to his own in using and taking advantage of all the different goat cheese options available today at our finger tips.

Experiment and make it your own. Another element in this recipe that can make this even more extraordinary is the quality of olive oil. If you can afford it, purchase a good dipping extra virgin olive oil. You should be able to get something less than $15 and the flavors will really pop.

 

 Thank you Lucia!

About culinaryease

I am a single mother who loves cooking and providing tips, techniques, to get everyone out of the takeout lane and into the kitchen.

3 responses »

  1. Tes says:

    I love the combintion of beet and goat cheese. It sounds yummy and healthy. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    • culinaryease says:

      I checked out your web page. I really like the recipes you have on there. They are different that what I typically cook and it is great to expand into different nationalities of food! Thank you for visiting and sharing.

      Nicole

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  2. culinaryease says:

    If you have suggestions for making this site better, please let me know. Thank you for visiting and leaving feedback.

    Nicole

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