Beets with Walnuts and Blue Cheese



  • 4 med sized red beets, washed, tops removed
  • 1/2 c. walnuts
  • 1/2 c. blue cheese
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

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Preparation Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Rub beets with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Place in baking dish and fill with about a half inch of water. Wrap tightly with foil and place in oven. Cook for 45-60 minutes. Beets are ready when easily pierced with a
  • pairing knife.
  • Uncover beets and allow them to cool completely. Peel beets using a pairing knife (wear gloves). Cut into bite sized chunks. 
  • Toast almonds in oven for 3-5 minutes until fragrant. Set aside to cool and then give them a rough chop. 
  • Toss beets with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to marinate for at least an hour.
  • To serve, transfer beets and their dressing to a serving bowl. Crumble blue cheese and scatter toasted walnuts over the top. Avoid mixing to keep everything from turning red. 
Dan Nehring