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Grilled Beets with Panela Cheese and Avocado

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6
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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.
by Qué Rica Vida Cocina
Updated Jul 9, 2013
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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

  • tip 1
    If you can’t find yellow beets, just use the purple ones.
  • tip 2
    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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