Creamy chèvre (fresh goat cheese) and beets have long been companions in a salad, so why not between two slices of toasty 9-grain bread?
This recipe was featured as part of our Cooking with Winter Ingredients photo gallery.
- 1Combine beets and vinegar in a small bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- 2Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread.
- 3Once the pan is warm, add 1 slice of bread buttered side down, crumble 1/2 the cheese over the bread, and top with roasted beets. Crumble remaining cheese over beets and close the sandwich with the other slice of bread, buttered side up.
- 4Cook until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes per side.
Beverage pairing: Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc and chèvre are a classic combination. The sweet earthiness of the beets calls for a bright, fruity new-world wine, and New Zealand always fits the bill.