I don’t know why but I’ve been really craving beets lately. When I bought some at the store the other day, I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I just knew whatever it was, it had to be tasty, delicious and most of all Vegan. After mulling it around in my head for a few days, I finally decided upon a Vegan version of Beet Tartare.
My Beet Tartare recipe is an adapted recipe from Tori Avey which calls for goat cheese, something that I as a Vegan choose not to indulge in. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t use Vegan goat cheese in the recipe. Yep, I did. I topped my Beet Tartare with my very own Baked Garlic Tofu Chèvre, which is a Vegan version of goat cheese. And boy was it good.
My Beet Tartare was so easy to make. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: I cheated. I used organic beets that were already cooked from Love Beets. I suppose I could have slaved over a hot stove all morning and roasted the beets myself, but since they were organic and already made, I chose to take the easy way out. Yes, even food bloggers take shortcuts sometimes and I don’t feel one bit guilty about it.
Once I topped the Beet Tartare with my Tofu Chèvre, I topped it again with candied pecans. What a wicked combination that turned out to be. A little tart, a little savory and a little sweet…just what the doctor ordered for my lunch today.
What was most fun was putting the dish together. My first attempt toppled over into a messy pile atop the plate at which point I decided I just better eat it. I hadn’t even taken my first picture yet and I was already eating my subject! Oh well, I knew there were 2 more servings so I had to indulge. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did. See you in the kitchen!