Roasted Beet Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pecans

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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 Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2

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

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

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

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41 comments

linda says:
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 says:
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.
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 says:
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!
Lauren Silagy says:
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
Aww, I love this comment - my favorite of the day! I'm so glad you like the recipes, Lauren!
lil says:
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!
It comes off well, just make sure you clean it immediately!
Julia says:
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....
Nicole says:
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!!
THank you so much! I'm glad Inspiralized is helping you with your healthy journey.
Emily says:
Could this be served cooled after it's been roasted?
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Tammy says:
I sprayed the machine with cooking spray before doing the beets -- no mess or stains!
Jan says:
this recipe will work so well with my next gatering. I so enjoy your blog and thank you for your time and effort
I'm so glad you like it!! There are easy ways to spruce it up, too!
Anonymous says:
Awesome. Served it to guests and they ate all of it. Made it again to take to a friends for dinner and the same thing happened... Yeah! A keeper!!
I'm so happy it was a hit!
Sue says:
I did a really simple version of this dish since I didn't have all the ingredients. I spiralized golden beets and pecans (I love the taste of toasted pecans) with olive oil and sea salt for about 10 minutes. I then added some pieces of brie cheese which melted nicely by the time I sat down for dinner. Not a pretty as the red beets but very Yummy. I didn't add any dressing but it was still really good and so fast.
Ali says:
YUM! Tried this, and like you said, those beets are messy! So worth it though. I added some TJ's cruciferous crunch while sauteing the beet noodles and also tossed in some chopped lemon roasted chicken. Satisfying dinner! That vinaigrette is bomb (even with my lazy sub of spicy mustard).
Meg says:
Love your blog, Ali. I also have your cookbook and love that too. I got some lovely large beets from my CSA this week, so I'm going to make this one night. Sounds delicious, can't wait to try it.
Barb says:
Did this stain your spiralizer?
Meaghan says:
Nope! After you're done spiralizing beets, you always want to wash your unit immediately after your done. If you wait then you risk staining your unit.
Christina says:
What is the nutrition values of this beet recipe? I tried it last night and loved it, I would like to share it with my weight loss group
Anonymous says:
Loved the salad, put the pecans on same pan as beets so they roasted at the same time in the oven. No leftovers!
Tanya Landry says:
Just made this with golden beets and served over mixed greens. It's AMAZING!!!
Blair Logue says:
OKgreat recipe we have beets in our garden so I'm always looking for new things to do. I thankfully did not get the predicted mess & hands were clean after doing the dishes. I guess there are perks to not having a dishwasher. I also have a question, I live in the country & sometimes have mice, well a mother mouse had her babies in the spiralizer box & eat the book that came with. So, my question is which blade is C. I actually figured it out but thought you'd find the story amusing Thanks for the good recipes Blair
Nikki says:
I've been using the spiralizer every night, tryin g a different recipe each night for a month. This is the recipe that that really stood out - I can't stop eating it! This stuff is like crack. I even reduced the amount of honey and goat cheese (to lower the carbs further) and it was still REALLY good. Thank you so much, this is now a staple in my diet that doesn't feel like I'm missing out.
Meaghan says:
Isn't this the BEST?! And it's so simple!! I'm so happy to hear it's a favorite.
Anonymous says:
enjoyed the recipe, but next time will omit the dijon mustard! we used glazed walnuts and feta and it was a nice flavor.
Meaghan says:
That sounds delicious!
Anonymous says:
I roasted these for 10 minutes but think they could've done with 20. They were too raw for my taste and didn't benefit from the sweetness and complex flavor you'd expect with roasting beets.
Meaghan says:
Definitely switch it up! It's all about personal preference. We're so glad you gave it a shot!
Anonymous says:
Good stuff! My husband bought raw beet noodles at the farmer's market. We only had brown mustard, so I used that instead of Dijon. Other than that, I followed the recipe as printed. A winner! Next time I would hold back a bit on the red wine vinegar. I'm not a fan of vinegar, and the mustard also brings it. I added a good amount of salt and the ground black pepper added a nice bite.
Meaghan says:
We're so happy you gave this one a shot! It's such a winner and a real celebration of beets!!

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