Roasted Beets on Goat Cheese Toast

photo source: Pro Bono Baker
Beets can be dangerous.  They look kinda funny before they're cooked, and once cooked, they dye everything a deep crimson.  But they taste GOOD!

Amanda Hesser, of, shares her perfect method for roasting beets.  The trick?  Foil packets.  I followed the instructions exactly with great success.  Fair warning, my hands (and everything in my kitchen) were dyed a beautiful, beety red after I peeled the skins. 

The beets found their home on rich, salty goat cheese toast, topped with peppery arugula leaves. (Thank you to StaceySnacks for the continual inspiration!)

Roasted Beets:  
Follow these instructions

Broiled Goat Cheese Toasts:
Lightly drizzle olive oil on thick crunchy bread, and place in oven at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes.  Remove and top with a thick slice/spread of goat cheese.  Please under broiler for about 3 minutes.  

Place beets on top of toasts.  Top with arugula leaves and drizzle with favorite balsamic vinaigrette.