Arugula with Italian Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets
Arugula with Italian Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Instructions
  1. Prepare your ingredients.
  2. Place beets into two separate saucepans; red in one and yellow in the other. Fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cooking 20-30 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool, and remove the skin before cutting into 1/2-inch slices. Discard ends or save for another recipe.
  3. While beets are cooking, prepare goat cheese by rolling cheese into 12 equal balls.
  4. Roll balls into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Be sure the goat cheese balls are well coated, with no areas that have exposed cheese, or they will break open during the frying process. Transfer to freezer and freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.
  5. Heat oil to 350° in a deep pan over medium-high heat. Gently lay goat cheese balls into oil and fry 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning if necessary. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.
  6. Place arugula into a medium bowl. Drizzle with 1-tablespoons of oil and lemon juice. Add a sprinkle of salt. Toss until evenly coated. Place lettuce on to the side of a serving plate.
  7. Drizzle balsamic glaze onto the empty area of the plate where the goat cheese will sit.
  8. Lay red and yellow beats down the middle of the serving plate, alternating colors in a single row.
  9. Lay goat cheese balls on top of the balsamic glaze. Serve while goat cheese is still warm.
Recipe Notes

SUGGESTIONS:

  • I recommend boiling the yellow and red beets in a separate pan so the natural coloring doesn’t bleed into each other, causing a muted appearance.
  • You can plate the salad in individual servings or use a large platter to accommodate all of the ingredients in this recipe.
  • Each serving should include 3 goat cheese balls, 1 cup arugula, and 3 red – 3 yellow beet slices.

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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