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Roasted Beet and Squash Goat Cheese Barley

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This roasted beets and barley with squash and goat cheese is a light, healthy lunch or side. It’s a hearty and filling vegetarian dish.

Have you seen enough cookies this week? Because I’m about to turn into one. I’ve got about 50 bookmarked (and that was tough keeping it limited to that many) and have grabbed nothing but sweets between the *witching* hours of 2-4pm for the entire past week. ‘Tis the season.

But…

Roasted Beet and Squash Goat Cheese Barley

It’s time for some vegetables.

Barley with Roasted Beets and Squash

Good news though! These veggies come roasted with tons of flavor and have goat cheese melting all over them. That’s not so bad, right?

Roasted Beets, Squash and Goat Cheese Barley

Cheese is almost as good as sugar and butter.

Roasted Beet and Squash Goat Cheese Barley

So put the flour down and detox with me for the day. Today we do vegetables, (and all the Christmas shopping that I’ve been so awesomely putting off) I can’t promise anything about tomorrow…

Roasted Beet Squash and Goat Cheese Barley

Roasted Beet Squash and Goat Cheese Barley

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This roasted beets and barley with squash and goat cheese is a light, healthy lunch or side. It's a hearty and filling vegetarian dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 beets, peeled and chopped
  • 1 acorn squash, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring barley and water to a boil in a small sauce pan, then reduce to a simmer for about 40 minutes, or until all the water is fully absorbed.
  2. While barley is cooking, spread chopped vegetables on a lined & greased baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and season generously with salt & pepper.
  3. Roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Combine barley and goat cheese in a large bowl. Fold in roasted vegetables, season again to taste and serve warm.

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Annie

Monday 19th of December 2011

Mmm, this looks like the perfect healthy (and a little comfort food-y too!) go-to meal for a cool day. And goat cheese? I'll just about devour anything with goat cheese!

Thanks for sharing, sending this recipe to my printer!

Kate

Sunday 18th of December 2011

Yum! I used to hate beets but I'll pretty much eat anything with goat cheese.

Jess

Sunday 18th of December 2011

I always say I'm going to buy barley next time I'm at the store but I always forget! Seeing this recipe tho? With all my faves in it? I MUST TRY THIS asap!! Looks so yummy!!

chelcie @ chelcie's food files

Saturday 17th of December 2011

goat cheese and roasted veggies is one of my all time favorite combinations! YUM

liza@docrunsforhealth

Saturday 17th of December 2011

I live on beets! More recipes with them please. Growing up in Ukraine we used beet juice to apply "blush" to our faces :) They do color skin pretty good

Running to the Kitchen

Saturday 17th of December 2011

They definitely do! My hands were a nice shade of pink after making this :)

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