Roasted Beet and Chèvre Crisps are delicious bite sized appetizers made of roasted garlic and beets over creamy goat cheese. Perfect for Fall entertaining.
I’ve told you how much I love beets before. Not only are they a super food, but they sure are pretty. My most favorite thing to do with beets is to make beet soup and eat it with a triple threat grilled cheese sandwich. Oh my that sounds good right now. My kids love it when I make fresh beet salad with citrus. They gobble that stuff up like its candy. I wanted to try something different with my beets, especially with the holidays right around the corner.
This is one of those recipes I totally made up and it turned out so amazingly well. I surprise myself sometimes. I’m an engineer at heart so allow me to express my feelings in an equation:
((Beets + garlic + olive oil + a hot oven) * (soft goat cheese) / (perfectly crisp crackers)) ^ (sprig of fresh thyme) = YUM!
Aren’t they pretty? What more could you ask for in an appetizer besides pretty and delicious? Nothing, I tell you.
After I photographed all of these little crisps and proceeded to eat them all (which is my typical routine > cook, photograph, eat, repeat), I had extra thyme and got all crazy and stuff and put two sprigs of fresh thyme on one of my crisps. Yeah, do that. It was even better!
Roasted Beet Chevre Crisps
- 1 bunch beets peeled and chopped
- 1 head of garlic skin removed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- Crackers I used Trader Joe's Pita Bite Crackers
- Fresh sprigs of thyme
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small baking dish, toss peeled and chopped beets and garlic cloves in olive oil. Roast in preheated oven until very tender, stirring occasionally, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Process roasted beets and garlic in a food processor along with additional tablespoon of olive oil until smooth, scraping sides when needed.
- Goat cheese is hard to spread when its cold, so heat in microwave for only 5 seconds.
- Arrange crackers in a single layer. Either spread goat cheese on crackers or put in small plastic bag, snip the corner, and squeeze cheese into a circle. Repeat with garlic beet puree.
- Top each crisp with a small sprig of fresh thyme.