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Recipe For Roasted Beet Sandwich With Avocado, Goat Cheese, and Toasted Almonds

'Wich of the Week: Roasted Beets, Avocado, and Goat Cheese

How do I love beets? Let me count the ways. They are ridiculously easy to roast, they add a surprising and novel texture to Summer salads, and they have an exotic flavor that pairs well with Mediterranean food. Plus, right now, they are in season and especially divine.

Inspired by a salad I recently ordered at a restaurant, I wanted to capture the graceful contrast of buttery avocado, silky beets, and sweet toasted almonds. As condiments, I used only spreadable goat cheese and vinaigrette, which I tossed with the almonds and mixed greens. The bread I bought at my farmers market was perfect: California "black bread" that tastes like sweet pumpernickel. To make your own sophisticated beet sandwich,


Roasted Beet, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Roasted Beet, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Recipe For Roasted Beet Sandwich With Avocado, Goat Cheese, and Toasted Almonds


2 medium beets, roasted and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup mixed greens
vinaigrette of your choice
4 slices black bread or pumpernickel
2 ounces soft goat cheese
1/2 of an avocado, cut into thin slices


  1. First roast the beets. After they cool, slice them horizontally into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
  2. In a skillet over low heat, toast the almonds for about 5 minutes, turning frequently. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, toss the mixed greens with the almonds and vinaigrette.
  4. In a toaster, toast each slice of bread until it's firm but not hard.
  5. To make each sandwich, spread one ounce of goat cheese on the bottom slice of bread, then top with 1/4 of the avocado slices. Place a handful of greens on top of the avocado, followed by 4 to 5 slices of beets.
  6. Place the second slice of toast on top of the beets, cut in half diagonally, and serve.

Makes 2 sandwiches.

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sassbidefan89 sassbidefan89 6 years
looks new, different and delicious
clareberrys clareberrys 6 years
Shoneyjoe - I make pretty much this same sandwich, but with sliced tomato. I don't like beets either but I do sliced tomato and avocado on whole weat with spinach leaves and hummus or a slice of cheese. It's delicious and easy to make!!! (no roasting involved)
lisabarn lisabarn 6 years
Yum, was watching a cooking show this past weekend (can't remember which one but think it was on PBS) anyway she wore latex gloves to peel the beets, worked like a charm. Just think no pink hands afterwards!
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 6 years
I'm not a beet fan and this still looks good to me! It sound like the goat cheese balances all the flavors out, thanks! :)
Blix Blix 6 years
I'm allergic to almonds, so i'll substitute toasted pignoli nuts instead. Looks delicious.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
Yeah, I'm going to have to go rather firmly "no" on the beets. Any suggestions on a substitute?
Smart-Living Smart-Living 6 years
I have a feeling this is going to become one of my Summer go-to recipes! Thanks Yum!
local-tennis-pro local-tennis-pro 6 years
i feel like i could really give someone a beet down after eating this sandwich
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Miss-Metro Miss-Metro 6 years
Beets rock! This looks yumtastic and faboulous
vintagesugar vintagesugar 6 years
I have been invited to a lake house for a long weekend and everyone will be pitching in with kitchen duties. I think this looks like a lovely little lunch. I love beets.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 6 years
Amazing!!!! I want to make this tonight!!!
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