Seasonal Recipes

Balsamic Roasted Beets with Bloodorange and Pumpkin Seeds

 

Ingredients

3 large beets
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
sea salt and pepper
2 cups arugula
2 small or 1 large blood orange, segmented 
1 spring onion, sliced
30 gm goat cheese, crumbled
1 - 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Dressing

1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 clove of garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Cut away the stalks, leaves and any pointy bits from the beets. Peel and then cut into 1/2 inch wedges. Place onto a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. (It is preferable to use a sweet thick aged balsamic vinegar, but of you only have a thin more pungent balsamic, add a tbsp of maple syrup to the beets). Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and toss. Place into the oven and bake for 40 minutes (or until tender), flipping the beets after 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

To prepare the dressing, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic and a dash of salt and pepper to a jar with a lid. Shake. (If you are using a sweet thick balsamic vinegar, omit the maple syrup).

In a bowl, toss the arugula with the dressing. Place the arugula onto a serving plate, and top with the roasted beets, orange segments, sliced shallot, goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Source : Flourishing Foodie