Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

What do you think of when you see a beet? I think of pink pee pee! I remember once eating beets as a little girl and being scared because my “pee pee” ended up a little pink – like the beets I had eaten! Apparently, this affects about 14% of the population and it’s called beeturia - it can be hereditary or it can be a sign of an iron deficiency! Talk about natural science.

Please excuse the overshare. Moving on, beets are the messiest food to prepare but well worth the stained hands and countertops. When I saw them at the Paulus Hook farmers’ market this Saturday, I knew my kitchen would be a beet massacre, but I wanted to see how they would spiralize. 

It wasn’t pretty. Well, the final product was very pretty, but my kitchen was a disaster. I’m not going to sugar coat it, you will have stained hands. Keep paper towels nearby and wear an apron, gloves, or an old Halloween costume – anything to protect yourself from the beet juice which is tough to get out. 

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Once you’ve equipped yourself with the proper beet juice protection, spiralizing beets is easy. If you don’t have time to roast the beets, simply sautee them in olive oil, salt and pepper for 5 minutes and serve them as a side. Sauteeing and roasting the beets makes them softer and more noodle-like. 

This beet noodle recipe can be served as an appetizer salad, a side, or as a main dish. The lemony honey mustard dressing adds a sweetness that counteracts the bitterness of beets. I love the goat cheese here, because it adds a softer texture to the crunchiness of the nuts and beets. 

Although someone could have walked in at any moment and accused me of murder, I’m thrilled with these beet noodles. One might even call this a beet spaghetti

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Ingredients

  • For the dressing:
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp shallot, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the noodles:
  • 2 medium-sized beets
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in an air-tight container and shake to combine - or whisk in a bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  3. Prepare your beets. Cut the ends off and peel. Place on the spiralizer just like you would a zucchini and spiralize, using Blade C.
  4. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Put in the oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Take the finished beets out of the oven and place in a bowl. Pour the dressing over the noodles and mix thoroughly to combine.
  6. Place the dressed beets on a plate and top with goat cheese and pecans. Enjoy!
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Instructions with Pictures

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in an air-tight container and shake to combine – or whisk in a bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Prepare your beets. Cut the ends off and peel. Place on the spiralizer just like you would a zucchini and spiralize, using Blade C.

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spiralizing beets

spiralizing beets  

Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Put in the oven for 5 minutes. 

beet noodles

Take the finished beets out of the oven and place in a bowl. Pour the dressing over the noodles and mix thoroughly to combine. 

Place the dressed beets on a plate and top with goat cheese and pecans. Enjoy!

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

 

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Comments

  1. linda :

    YUM…love your blog ! You ‘beet’ me to the name of your site! I was lying in bed last nite thinking…’wouldn’t a great name for a food blog/site be Inspiralized?’ I am only a few weeks into spiralizing (what took me sooo long???) and I am ‘inspired’ !! I hope to share some of my own easy-peasy recipes that I’ve been throwing together…and keep watching your site for new ones as well ! My daughter lives in your neck-of-the-woods (Weehawken) and I am getting her turned onto spiralizing as well ! It’s addictive!

    • Ali of Inspiralized :

      What a sweet note! Haha – I know, Inspiralized wasn’t a hard name to pick…. inspiring people to eat healthy & creatively using the spiralizer = inspiralized! Weehawken’s a great city! Thanks for following, Linda.

  2. This is an interesting and much easier way to make spiralized beets! I ended up roasting mine for a hour and then spiralizing while they were hot (yes, that was hard haha). Will definitely have to try your method! :)

    • Inspiralized :

      Oh, geez – you must be more coordinated than me, a roasted beet always burns me or slips out of my hand! I’m glad you like the recipe – definitely try it and let me know how it comes out!

  3. Lauren Silagy :

    I live with Amanda Rodriguez and we love this site. I just made this recipe and it is awesome. With one regular beet and one golden beet it’s like My Little Pony

  4. lil :

    you’ve inspiralized me! i was a bit on the fence about buying, yet another kitchen gadget but when stumbled across your website i immediately had to purchase it. so glad i did because I LOVE IT! i am so excited to make this! does it stain your spiralizer or does it was off pretty well? thank you!

  5. Julia :

    Trader Joe’s sells pre packaged whole beets. I’m wondering if they might work? Easier prep….they’re soft so I’m assuming they’ve been roasted first….

  6. Nicole :

    I am “Inspiralized” as well as everyone else. I recently had gastric bypass surgery and cannot eat any pastas bread or pretty much anything. So to substitute I have spiralized noodles. I love your website. Keep up the good work!!

  7. Emily :

    Could this be served cooled after it’s been roasted?

  8. Tammy :

    I sprayed the machine with cooking spray before doing the beets — no mess or stains!

  9. Jan :

    this recipe will work so well with my next gatering. I so enjoy your blog and thank you for your time and effort

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