Yield: 4 servings

Spiralized Beets with Bleu Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, and Sage

Spiralized Beets with Toasted Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, and Sage

Crisp-tender beets come to life in this Spiralized Beets with Toasted Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, and Sage! You'll love the earthy flavors of this hearty side dish, and it can be on your table in about 20 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup walnut bits, toasted
  • 3 lbs golden beets, (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots (or 1/2 red onion), minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 oz bleu cheese, crumbled
  • sea salt/fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Trim, peel, and spiralize the beets. Set aside.
  2. Using the pan that is large enough for the entire dish, dry toast the walnut bits. (This saves a pan). Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the olive oil, shallots, and garlic to the pan over medium heat. Saute until translucent and fragrant but not browned.
  4. Add the spiralized beets. Saute 5-7 minutes until pliable but not soft. Check doneness by tasting a piece. We like crisp-tender.
  5. Add the herbs, the knob of butter, and bleu cheese. Stir to combine. Season to taste. Serve hot, warm, or room temperature.

Notes

Any color beets will work in this dish. You might try sweet potatoes as an alternative.

If you don't "do" bleu cheese, substitute one you do like (feta or chevre would work).

Pecans will work in place of walnuts.

Macronutrients (approximation from MyFitnessPal): 270 calories; 10 g protein; 14 g carbohydrates; 21 g fat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 21gCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 10g