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Lemon Marinated Beets with Goat Cheese

Have your side-dishes been boring?  The same old story of spinach, kale, asparagus or salad, give this dish a try and “beet” the competition.  These lemon marinated roasted-beets will add quite the punch to your next meal, top them off with some goat cheese and BOOM, you have a winner.

If it is too hot to cook inside, throw these on a skillet in your grill or just grill the beets right on the grates. I love beets they have such a unique taste and texture.  Adding the lemon juice really sets them apart from the rest.  Beets are loaded with health benefits and I should definitely eat them more often.  I guess that means I will have to start buying boxes of rubber gloves because these make a mess when peeling and will definitely stain clothing and hands.


  1. 3 beets – ends cut off, peeled and sliced about 1/4″ thick(**wear rubber gloves when handling beets, otherwise you will have red hands**)
  2. 1/4 cup high quality olive-oil.  I use Kasandrinos, a great family owned company.
  3. 1 lemon juiced
  4. 2 Tbsp of salt
  5. 2 Tbsp of pepper
  6. Goat cheese – amount depends on how much cheese you like, you can omit the cheese if you do not do dairy


  1. cut ends off of beets, peel and slice into 1/4″ slices
  2. place beets in zip-lock bag, add lemon juice, olive-oil, salt and pepper
  3. marinate overnight to let beets soak up all of the flavors
  4. preheat oven to 400º
  5. place beets in baking dish and cook for 40-50 minutes flipping halfway through
  6. beets will be finished when fork tender, cook longer if you prefer them crispier
  7. top with goat cheese
  8. Just Beet It
beets peeled, lemon, olive-oil

beets peeled, lemon, olive-oil

peeled and sliced beets marinating

peeled and sliced beets marinating

roasted beets topped with goat cheese

roasted beets topped with goat cheese

One comment on “Lemon Marinated Beets with Goat Cheese

  1. fudgingood
    June 23, 2014


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