Ok, so it’s not quite as patriotic as red, white and blue, but it looks festive enough for the Fourth, no? This tasty treat is a breeze to make and is great if you have some extra blueberries around (maybe leftover from a blueberry pie or a flag cake:)?). The sweet and earthy taste of the beets and the blueberries are a great complement to the mild goat cheese and salty crunch of the crostini.
Let’s turn it up!
Rick Field’s Happy Appy
-Fresh goat cheese, softened
-Crostini or crackers (To make your own, slice a day-old baguette into ¼” rounds. Brush both sides lightly with olive oil and toast in 400 degree oven for 7-10 minutes until crisp and golden. Cool completely.)
-Rick’s Picks Phat Beets cut into 1” pieces
-Fresh blueberries (optional)
Spread a teaspoon of goat cheese on crostini or crackers. Place a Phat Beet on top. Crown with a blueberry!
Other ideas for Phat Beets:
Add Phat Beets to a spinach salad with mild blue cheese and thinly sliced red onions. Toss with your favorite vinaigrette.
Stir chopped Phat Beets into Greek-style yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Dip you favorite veggies or crackers for a healthy snack!.