roasted beet and herbed goat cheese panini with arugula

August 28, 2013

Beets and goat cheese are always a winning combo. Matthew and I will frequently combine them for a side dish or salad for dinner so I thought, why not turn it into a sandwich for lunchtime? This is one of those sandwiches that could be enjoyed any time of day. I especially love the fresh herbs. You can buy an herb goat cheese to save time but it really takes no time at all and you have more versatility. It also tastes especially delicious!

Roasted Beet and Herbed Goat Cheese Panini with Arugula 
makes 2 sandwiches

4 slices of multigrain/seeded bread
2 medium beets
4 ounces goat cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs {I used parsley, chives and rosemary}
a handful of arugula or mixed field greens
balsamic vinegar and olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove beet leaves. Scrub beets and wrap loosely with foil. You can drizzle a little bit of olive oil inside packet before sealing. Roast for 30-60 minutes depending on size. Mine took closer to 30 minutes since they were smaller. Check every 20 minutes with a knife. Let the beets cool enough to handle then remove the skins. Slice into 1/4 inch rounds.

Mix goat cheese with minced herbs. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt.

Mix arugula with a little bit of balsamic and olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Preheat grill pan. Meanwhile, spread herbed goat cheese on one piece of bread and top with beets, arugula, and other slice of bread. Put sandwich on griddle and add a heavy pot on top for pressure. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes before turning to other side. You want to make sure you get grill marks without it getting burnt.  If you have a panini press you know what to do! Enjoy!
Are you a fan of beets and goat cheese?



  1. Mmmm! Just the way I like it! I might make this for my tomorrow's lunch!

  2. this looks heavenly. i love beets with goat cheese.

  3. This post alone makes me want to get a panini press. Delicioso!

  4. Yum! Looks amazing!
    Love your blog!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  5. That bread looks amazing! I've never thought of this combination before! I'll have to try! :)

  6. my grandma used to include beets on almost every meal so we ended up eating purple food all the time haha so I kind of avoid them now, but I do love goat cheese and this sandwich looks delicious so I think I'll give it a try :)

  7. I love beets and this looks divine, pinning!! Can't wait to make this for a casual dinner with my favourite salad!!

    By The Shore

  8. These photos look like they were taken for a cook book. Exquisite images darling!

  9. I've just started eating beets so this recipe intrigues me! xo

  10. My husband loves goat cheese, so I think this recipe will get him to eat beets! This recipe reminds me of a salad I had in Paris: golden beets and chevre.

  11. I've only been recently experimenting with beets - not quite sure what I think of them yet, but paninis are always a win with me, so I probably can't go wrong with this one!

  12. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm not much of a sandwich eater, but I'll have to try this.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  13. chèvre, beets and arugula were made to be together. <3 <3 <3

  14. I just tried beets for the first time ever (I think), last week and I love them! Definitely gonna try this :)
    Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

  15. I've never had beets and never desired to... until now. This looks delicious!

    xo Jennifer

  16. Despite the fact that I'm not the biggest fan of beets, this sounds ridiculously tasty. I may have to venture out and give it a go!

  17. This looks SO GOOD!I need to try this!

  18. Mhmm these looks so delicious. Yum
    xo, Petra

  19. OMG, I love beetroots and this looks amazing. I will definitely try it out once. Thanks for sharing.

  20. This looks delicious!



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