Friday, August 3, 2012

80--- Balsamic Beet Greens and Goat Cheese App

Don't throw away those lovely greens at the top of your fresh, local beets!  It's not good to waste food.  And leafy greens are your friends!  That is, if you expect your friends to ward off cancer and other deadly diseases.

What do beet greens taste like?  Better find out!

Balsamic Beet Greens and Goat Cheese App
Serves 12

1 wheat baguette, cut into 1" slices
8 oz chevre goat cheese
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
2 cups beet greens, stemmed and coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together goat cheese and lemon juice.  Set aside at room temperature.

In a skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add chopped beet greens and saute continuously for 3-4 minutes, until softened (but not mushy).  Add balsamic vinegar and saute until liquid has been incorporated into greens. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

On each slice of baguette, spread ~1 tsp goat cheese mixture.  Top each with 1 Tbsp beet greens and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info per 1 slice: 129 calories, 5 g fat, 6 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber

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