Beet and Goat Cheese Napolen For Valentine's Day
Heart Shaped Beet and Goat Cheese Appetizer
2 medium sized cooked beets (I like boiled beets for this)
1 tablespoons fresh goat cheese
Zest of one meyer lemon
Finely chopped fresh chives (optional)
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons meyer lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey (slightly warmed if it is crystallized or very hard)
3 tablespoons Berrak virgin olive oil
heavy pinch of sea salt
pinch of black pepper
Slice cooked beets into ¼ inch slices. Use a heart cookie cutter to make the heart beets (optional). Place one slice of beet on a plate, spread goat cheese to the very edges of the beet. Press another slice of beet to flatten the layer. Top with another layer of goat cheese and finish with a slice of beet. Use a knife to clean up the edges of the goat cheese and top with meyer lemon vinaigrette, chives, and lemon zest.
Whisk together meyer lemon juice and honey then drizzle in the olive oil to make an emulsion. Add salt and pepper and taste before serving- adjusting seasoning as needed.