Beetroot and cottage cheese stacks

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 1 hr

A beautiful, colourful dish to liven up your table.

By Food24 February 03 2015
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Ingredients (10)

4 beetroots — medium
fresh thyme
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic — cloves
45 ml fresh chillies — 573
45 ml vinegar — balsamic
250 g cottage cheese — smooth
15 g micro herbs — thyme or basil
50 g pecan nuts — roasted
fresh herbs — to garnish
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Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

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.
Place the garlic on the oven tray and bake for another 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and unwrap the beets. Cool down.
Remove the skin of the garlic and mix with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. (Keep aside)
Mix the cottage cheese with the herbs.
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.
Place on a serving dish with the roasted pecan nuts and garnish with the extra herbs.
Drizzle with the olive oil mixture and serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Pink Polka Dot. To see more recipes, please click here.
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