Roasted Beet, Avocado and Granny Smith Apples Tower


Slices of roasted beets, avocado, and tart apples are topped with crumbled goat cheese, parsley and pine nuts and drizzled with olive oil.

6 servings


  • 3 medium beets, scrubbed, leaves trimmed

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium ripe Avocado from Mexico

  • 2 Granny Smith apples

  • Lemon juice, as needed

  • Salt and pepper

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley (Optional)

  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Wash and scrub the beets. Pat dry. Place on large piece of aluminum foil. Lightly coat with olive oil. Add dash of salt and pepper. For even roasting, wrap foil over, covering beets completely, and crimp ends. Roast until cooked through, 30 to 50 minutes. Remove, uncover and let cool. Do not discard oil in the foil; you can use this later as dressing.

  3. Cut the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pit and skin. Place flat side down on cutting board. Slice horizontally. Squeeze lemon juice on to prevent browning. Cut Granny Smith same way, but leave skin on. Squeeze lemon juice on to prevent browning.

  4. When the beets are cool enough to handle, slip their peels off using your fingers or a paring knife. Slice crosswise. Stack on plate alternating beets, apples and avocados. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over top. Garnish with parsley and pine nuts if desired. Drizzle the used olive oil from roasting and the rest of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
19g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 397mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.