Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://cookingwithmichele.com/2009/07/roasted-beet-and-goat-cheese-napoleans/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Michele Morris
Here we go – recipe one from my recent Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 dinner event this past weekend! I like to think my food photos are ok – in fact, I like they think they do justice to the food I’m presenting. But I must say I’m particularly proud of this one. Don’t you just want to dig in? Come on Lynn, even you might try beets if they look this pretty, right?!
The theme of my Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 proposal was all things from the summer harvest this week, so with beets from my CSA farm…
…along with arugula (round two of the season I’m proud to say) from my own garden…
… I set out to make one of my most favorite food pairings – a salad of roasted beets with goat cheese. Now you might think this “Napoleon” thing using ring molds is too hard or too fancy, but I’m here to tell you I put this together and photographed it in less than 5 minutes (after roasting the beets of course). It’s a really impressive first course for a dinner party, so give it a try. If you don’t have ring molds, you can just layer it free hand and it will be just as lovely, I promise!