Beet and Goat Cheese Open Face Sandwich

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I love beets and I wanted to try making something from fresh beets this week. I have actually never seen fresh beets, I’ve always gotten them out of a can. I had to do some research on how to cook them, I found a lot of roasting, but I just don’t love turning on my oven for lunch.

Beet and Goat Cheese Open Face Sandwich

But I did find a few different instructions on how to cook them in the microwave. Make sure you pick a deep dish to microwave them in, because as you can see the water tends to splatter.

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Be careful while cutting your beets as you can see, everything turns pink with the juice. I actually laughed as I worked with them and saw my fingers turn a bright pink.

Print Recipe

Beet & Goat Cheese Open Face Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 beet
  • 1 ounce goat cheese
  • 1 slice light bread I use Dave’s Killer Bread Light (65 calories)

Directions

  1. Rinse the beets and cut away all but an inch of the stalks.
  2. Place in a deep microwave-safe with an inch or so of water at the bottom
  3. Microwave for 2 to 4 minutes per beet
  4. Turn them over and microwave another 2 to 4 minutes
  5. If not done after 8 minutes cook 1 minute at a time
  6. Spread goat cheese on bread
  7. Place in toaster oven and toast
  8. Place beets over goat cheese and enjoy!

[box]Servings: 1 | Calories: 170 | Fat: 7 | Carbohydrate: 21 | Fiber: 5 | Protein: 9[/box]

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