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    Gluten-Free Beet & Goat Cheese Toastettes

    Scott Adams
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      Top your favorite gluten-free bread with soft goat cheese for a great gluten-free spin on the open-face sandwich.

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    Celiac.com 11/07/2020 - Roasted multicolored beets deliver a rich palette of fall color for these nutritious, gluten-free, open-face sandwiches with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and sunflower seeds.


    • 8 slices crusty gluten-free bread, preferably sourdough (½-inch thick), lightly toasted
    • 4 small red beets, scrubbed
    • 4 small golden beets, scrubbed
    • 4 ounces soft goat cheese, at room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
    • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
    • 1 ground pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon shelled sunflower seeds, as desired

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    Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. 

    Add beets, cover and steam until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. 

    Let stand on a clean cutting board until cool enough to handle. 

    Rub off the skins with your fingers or a paper towel. 

    Cut the beets into wedges or slices. 

    Transfer to a bowl and toss with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

    Stir goat cheese and milk in a medium bowl until smooth. 

    Season with pepper. 

    Spread about 2 tablespoons of the mixture on each piece of toast. 

    Top with some of the beets and garnish with flaky salt and sunflower seeds, as desired.


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  • About Me

    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.

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