Earthy and smoky have a natural affinity in this colorful and healthy side dish. The beets soften and take on flavor over the heat and then, in the last few minutes, an herby raspberry glaze adds a sweet sheen. A schmear of tangy goat cheese paired with the sweet and savory roots is the final piece of this well-balanced side.

Judith Fertig
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Stir together jam and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 30 seconds. Stir in thyme.

  • Leave beets smaller than 1 inch wide whole. If larger, cut lengthwise into 1-inch wedges. Toss the beets in a large bowl with oil, garlic powder and salt.

  • Grill the beets, turning occasionally, until slightly charred, about 10 minutes. Brush with half of the raspberry glaze and continue to cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  • To serve, spread goat cheese on a platter and top with the beets and remaining glaze. Garnish with thyme and raspberries, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

216.6 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 22.3g; fat 9.7g 15% DV; saturated fat 4.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 13mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 332.8IU 7% DV; vitamin c 4.7mg 8% DV; folate 104.9mcg 26% DV; calcium 60.1mg 6% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 27mg 10% DV; potassium 319.6mg 9% DV; sodium 348.2mg 14% DV.