Here is a great healthy, sweet and savory appetizer and a great giveaway! Beets and balsamic caramelized onions top slices of fresh baguette with crumbled goat cheese on top.Crumbled Goat Cheese with Apricots and Thyme and with Cranberry and Tarragon on Caramelized onion and beet bruschetta | Appetizer via Healthy Seasonal Recipes

I have been so excited for today for like ever. I have a super duper scooper exciting giveaway for you guys. Yes you! It is a great big spring entertaining giveaway that I put together with a group of blogging friends and four awesome brands, Vermont Creamery, JK Adams, Effie’s Homemade and Calivirgin. One winner is basically going to get a party delivered right to their doorstep. No joke!

Vermont Creamery Crumbled Goat Cheese

I came up with the idea of putting this party together a while back when Vermont Creamery sent me a box of these amazing goat cheese crumbles. They come in plain, cranberry tarragon, tomato and basil, and apricot and thyme. They are all so yummy, and unlike a lot of commercially available crumbled goat cheeses, these are totally free of preservatives! Can I just say how ridiculous it is that these containers of pre-crumbled goat cheese make me so happy? It is so easy to have them on hand. I just toss a spoonful or two into a salad. And I have been adding the basil and tomato chevre crumbles into my scrambled eggs. Yum!Beet and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta with Goat Cheese Crumbles

Then I made these beet and caramelized onion bruschetta with the crumbled goat cheese on top. I used the cranberry and tarragon flavor and the apricot and thyme as well. Oh Boy! Though I have to say, simple unflavored fresh chevre would have been pretty incredible too. Anywhoo, when I made these I was like Man, I wish I was having a party right about now and serving these up! And then I started thinking well I bet my readers would like to have a little party right about now too! Thus spawned the Spring Entertaining Giveaway! Please enter the giveaway using the widget below.  Spring Entertaining Giveaway

In addition to a sample of the crumbles I mentioned, there will be much much more in the prize packages. See it all above.

This is what is included in the prize:

From Vermont Creamery: A Taste of Vermont Creamery Gift Package and In a Cheesemakers Kitchen Cookbook. (Yes a cookbook too!)
From JK Adamas: A set of Coupe Appetizer Plates (2 pieces.) (I got a set of these~ hello new favorite props for photography, these are so swanky and they’re made in Vermont!)
From Calivirgin: 1 8.45 ounce bottle of roasted garlic olive oil, 1 8.45 ounce bottle of the rosemary infused olive oil and 1 8.45 ounce bottle balsamic vinegar. (Drizzle, drizzle this is the really good artisan stuff made by one family in California.)
From Effie’s homemade: 10 packages of crackers (2 oat, 2 corn, 2 nut, 2 cocoa, 2 rye.) (These go with about anything~ have you tried these yet? They are made right over in Massachusetts, but you can find them all over the country in Whole Foods.)

Spring Entertaining Giveaway!

Also I would love it if you took a minute to pop over to visit the other bloggers who are running this giveaway too to see what they made for the party.

Adventures in Cooking

Southern Boy Dishes

Shared Appetite

Nutmeg Nanny

A Brown Table


Beet and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta with Crumbled Goat Cheese

beet and caramelized onion bruschetta with goat cheese crumbles

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 bruschettas 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


Recipe for beet and caramelized onion bruschetta with goat cheese crumbles. Easy, healthy vegetarian appetizer with beets and balsamic caramelized onions.



  • 3 medium beets, about 1 pound
  • 20 slices baguette, preferably whole-grain
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup balsamic caramelized onions
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese


  1. Place beets in a large saucepan and cover generously with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until a fork inserted into the flesh of a beet comes out with little resistance, about 40 minutes. Note that over-cooking will make it difficult to slice nicely. Drain and cool until cool enough to handle.
  2. Rub skin off of beets. Slice as thinly as possible, using a mandoline or sharp knife. Divided beet slices among the baguette slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with caramelized onions and goat cheese.


  • Serving Size: 2 bruschettas
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 715 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 63 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 14 g

For more ideas of what to serve at your party check out these 25 Tapas Party Recipes. And here are 22 tips for effortless entertaining.