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Beet and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta with Crumbled Goat Cheese

Beet and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 bruschettas 1x


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


Units Scale
  • 3 medium beets, about 1 pound
  • 20 slices baguette, preferably whole-grain
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup 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.


How to caramelize onions:

Begin by heating oil or butter in the bottom of an unheated heavy-bottom saucepan. Add sliced onion and some salt. Doing this will prevent the onions from frying and browning in the oil, and will allow them to sweat out their moisture. This allows them to soften before browning, which is KEY to caramelized onions soft texture.

Cover and set pan over medium-high heat. Cook, covered, removing the lid and stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to brown along the edges, 8 to 9 minutes.

Once the moisture starts to reduce, reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time as necessary to prevent burning, until the onions browned and soft, 7 to 10 minutes longer.

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • 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
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