Beetroot and cottage cheese stacks
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Serves: 4
 
A recipe for beetroot filled withe cottage cheese and herbs
Ingredients
  • 4 medium beetroots
  • fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 45ml olive oil
  • 45ml balsamic vinegar
  • 250g smooth cottage cheese
  • 15g fresh herbs (micro herbs, thyme leaves or basil)
  • 50g roasted pecan nuts
  • Extra herbs to garnish
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C.
  2. Peel the beetroots and place some thyme leaves on each beetroot. Season with salt and pepper and wrap in foil. Place on an oven tray and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the garlic on the oven tray and bake for another 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and unwrap the beets. Cool down.
  5. Remove the skin of the garlic and mix with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. (Keep aside)
  6. Mix the cottage cheese with the herbs.
  7. Cut each beetroot in 3 slices, spread the bottom slice with the herbed cottage cheese, place a slice of beetroot on top and spread again with the cottage cheese mixture. Place the top half of the beetroot on top.
  8. Place on a serving dish with the roasted pecan nuts and garnish with the extra herbs.
  9. Drizzle with the olive oil mixture and serve.
Recipe by Pink Polka Dot Food at http://www.pinkpolkadotfood.com/beetroot-cottage-cheese-stacks/