Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

I have been know to wake up in the morning and eat pickled beets.  Yes, I know I’m weird!  My favorite being Pickled Beets and Eggs.

Beets are high in many vitamins and minerals, and the juice from red beets has been actually shown to reduce high blood pressure. Beets help cleanse your liver, boast your sex drive (nature’s Viagra), combat depression, relaxes the mind, contributes to a sense of well being and the list goes on.

n 1975, during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, cosmonauts from the USSR’s Soyuz 19 welcomed the Apollo 18 astronauts by preparing a banquet of borscht (beet soup) in zero gravity.

Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Serves 4

4 medium beets, peeled and cut into ½” pieces
1 Tbs olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste
4 scallions, chopped
2 tsp lemon juice
crumbled goat cheese

Toss beets with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste on a baking sheet.

Roast at 450 degrees F, stirring once or twice, until tender, 35 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; toss with scallions and lemon juice. Top with crumbled goat cheese.