1 bunch arugula, rinsed twice, drained, dried with paper towels
1 container creamy goat cheese
1 small container sour cream
1 or 2 red onions
Small bag unsalted roasted pistachios, chopped coarsely
4 large red beets
3 or 4 Cara Cara oranges
1 set of cookie cutters, in shape of stars
Scrub the beets, rub them with oil, wrap them with foil and roast in 375 oven for about an hour. When done, remove from oven with oven mitts open the foil and allow beets to cool down. Then remove the skin. On a cutting board, make approximately ? inch slices. Depending upon the size of each slice, select the star cookie cutter that fits each beet circle and push in the cookie cutter, making a star shape out of each beet circle.
While beets are roasting, wash the arugula two times, drain each time and finally pat dry with paper towel
Quickly toast your pistachios in a small fry pan with or without oil (depending upon your pan). Chop the nuts coarsely and set aside to use as garnish.
Peel the Cara Cara oranges, then slice them horizontally so you get nice looking circles. Put on plate and set aside.
Mix together the goat cheese and the sour cream until you get the consistency you want.
Slice your red onion into thin circles
Finally, have fun arranging all the ingredients on a small appetizer plate. Don't forget to garnish with your chopped pistachios. You can do all of this way before guests arrive.
Everyone is going to love this recipe! It's fun and delicious !
Have a great week everyone ! Temperatures going up here in Manhattan. Stay cool and drink a lot of water.