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Grilled Beets with Panela Cheese and Avocado

Grilled Beets with Panela Cheese and Avocado
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6
Blanca Arroyo Verde que te quiero verde. What is it? Avocado! Yes, avocado (considered a fruit by many) and beets, a root vegetable, are two of my favorite foods. I can eat them every day without getting bored – in juices, shakes, salads, soups and many other dishes. My liking for them led me to create this recipe, which I’m sure you and your whole family will love.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette:

  • 2 oz unsalted pumpkin seeds, hulled
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the beets:

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 avocados, very thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh purple beets, cooked and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 fresh yellow beets, cooked and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb panela cheese, cut into small slices
  • Wooden toothpicks for cooking

Directions

  • 1
    Prepare vinaigrette by blending all the ingredients in the blender at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Refrigerate.
  • 2
    Add the lemon juice to the avocado and distribute evenly. Set aside.
  • 3
    Set the grill to medium-high heat.
  • 4
    Use a cooking brush to coat both sides of the sliced beets with olive oil.
  • 5
    Place a slice of cheese over a slice of purple beets, then a layer of avocado and finish with another slice of beets. Insert a wooden toothpick through the center to hold all the ingredients together when you put it on the grill. Repeat the same process with the rest of the beets.
  • 6
    Grill for 30 seconds on each side. Be very careful when you turn it over so it doesn’t fall apart.
  • 7
    Coat with the vinaigrette and serve hot.

Expert Tips

  • If you can’t find yellow beets, just use the purple ones.
  • You can substitute Monterey Jack cheese for panela cheese.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Blanca Arroyo Verde que te quiero verde. What is it? Avocado! Yes, avocado (considered a fruit by many) and beets, a root vegetable, are two of my favorite foods. I can eat them every day without getting bored – in juices, shakes, salads, soups and many other dishes. My liking for them led me to create this recipe, which I’m sure you and your whole family will love.
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