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Quick & Easy Recipe: Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets and Tangerines
Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets platted

Quick & Easy Recipe: Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets and Tangerines

Recipe: Almond Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets & Tangerines 

A quick and easy  recipe for a mid-week gourmet meal


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Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets and Tangerines


This is a quick and easy recipe for a busy mid-week meal. I made this dish while I was preparing a fish dish and found myself with extra beets and tangerines. A beet and tangerine salad would be delicious, but why not make it awesome with goat cheese.  Even folks who do not enjoy goat cheese will like this dish. 

Total Time to make: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

Creates four sides or two meals

Salad Ingredients

  • 10 ounces of goat cheese (I just use a whole standard package of goat cheese)
  • 1/2 cup candied almonds (I used the salad topper package). You can also easily make your own.
  • 1 package (8 Ounces)  of Melissa’s Produce Organic Baby Beets  
  • 6  Melissa’s Produce Ojai Pixie tangerines (These are sweet and delicious); although you can substitute any other type of  tangerine


Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets produce mise en place

This recipe is easy to prepare quickly as the ingredients are quick to chop and prep.

Vinaigrette  Ingredients


( or use a salad dressing version if you are in a rush)

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2  Melissa’s Produce Ojai Pixie tangerine
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry garlic




1 ) Cut the goat cheese into 1/2 inch slices and then roll them into balls

2 ) Crush the candied almonds using the flat end of a chef’s knife or run it through a food processor for a few seconds – You want to break up the almonds into pieces.

3) Roll the goat cheese in the crush candied almonds; set aside


Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets

Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with beets and tangerines- Roll the goat cheese ball in the crushed candied almonds



4 ) Cut the ready to use beets into quarters ( or smaller to preference)

5 ) Peel and segment the tangerines; cut segments in half or thirds. The goal is bit sized pieces.

6 ) Serve the custed goat cheese, beets and tangerines in a small bowl

7 ) Thoroughly whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients until integrated; serve on the side.



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Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets platted


This is a easy recipe that you can make using ingredients in your fridge.  This dish has multiple flavor layers in each bite including sweet, savory and acidic.


Ingredient Spotlight

Melissa’s Produce Organic Baby Beets

As many of my readers already know, I am a huge fan of Melissa’s Produce products. I recently tested and tasted their peeled , steamed and ready to eat beets and loved the convenience. They tasted extremely fresh and wayyyyyyy better than canned beets.  They are also organic, so they are hipster cool like that as well.


Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets Melissas produce beets

Melissa’s Produce Organic Baby Beets

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. Thank you for the recipe. my wife would love this.. I love how the oranges are sliced up.

  2. At last, something you’ve posted that, with the exception of the goat cheese, does not appeal to me at all!! :)

  3. That looks so amazing. I tried some recently at a fancy French restaurant, and it was so good.

  4. Interesting recipe. My hubby loves goat cheese so this would be a nice recipe to try for him!

  5. Thank you for designing this yummy meal for me Tom:) I thought the ingredients blended together perfectly:) This was a delicious dish!

  6. This looks delish and the recipe seems easy too. I will definitely be making these for one of social gatherings. Thank you!

  7. I don’t recall tasting goat cheese. Does it have a strong flavor?

    • Goat cheese can have a strong flavor, depending on the brand and region. I recommend you visit Trader Joe’s, whole foods and ask for a mellow goat cheese for beginners. Eat it with beets and it will take off the punch.

  8. What a great mid week meal that is low in carbs. I’m watching this now!

  9. Sounds like this dish would pair well with a nice bottle of wine!

    • I dry German Reisling would go great with this dish. Look for a dry reisling with acidity,mineral and fruit flavors. The mild sweetness of this type of wine balances goat cheese.

  10. Not a fan of goat cheese. Suggestions for a substitute?

  11. thanks for sharing, looks really good.

  12. Wow! Your recipe is sooo colorful and mouthwatering. Would love to try this but I don’t think I can find some ingredients here. :(

  13. They look really delicious! I’ll try it one weekend. Thank you for the recipe and beautiful pictures.

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