This Best Beet Appetizer is fresh, simple, healthy, elegant, and every bite is full of amazing flavor!

Best Beet Appetizer

Since I’m still stuck on February being “the month of love,” I thought a lot about this quote that my cousin shared on Facebook, and have pondered the significance of loving and nurturing the people we invite into our homes.

Love is a command, not just a feeling. Somehow, in the romantic world of music and theater we have made love to be what it is not. We have so mixed it with beauty and charm and sensuality and contact that we have robbed it of its higher call of cherishing and nurturing.

Watch two young people in a passionate embrace—it may be love, but it may also be nothing more than passion. Watch two elderly people walking hand in hand with evident concern with each other, and you are closer to seeing love in that relationship than in the youthful embrace. -Ravi Zacharias

Love is beautiful.

Love is so beautiful. It’s truly lovely to be loved (in a romantic way), but it’s also one of the 3 virtues that gives us purpose and meaning in life: faith, hope, and love.

Winter Dinner Party

Making a dinner invite.

I’m going to be a bit honest here, when it comes to making a dinner invite. Sometimes I have to talk myself in to it … just do it … because it’s easy to think about all the work involved.

Inviting, creating a menu, setting the table, cooking the food, timing it all so it comes together easily, not being stressed by conversation (if this is hard for you), not being exhausted when it’s over!

If I stuck with my feelings of “it’s too much work, I don’t feel like it,” entertaining would never happen in our home!

Hosting is a love gift to others.

I just want to encourage readers to think of hosting as a love gift to others!

Don’t get caught up in the stress, but think about bringing people in to our homes to love on them! We need each other!

I think we all need the encouragement to lean in when it comes to doing anything meaningful, so today my purpose is to help you make that dinner invite.

Winter Dinner Party

Just lean in.

Lean in, and just do it.

Earlier this week I made a beloved soup recipe in our home (beloved because it has to do with our ancestry). It includes beets and I can’t wait to share more details soon.

Best Beet Appetizer.

In the meantime, I took a few cooked beets (I buy Love Beets, organic, already cooked beets from Costco), sliced them on a platter and crumbled goat cheese on top.

Next, a delicious orange was squeezed and drizzled over the top, with sprinkled orange zest.

And then comes lovely fresh chopped dill.

The perfect dinner party appetizer. If you think people don’t like beets, I think you are wrong.

When served like this, you can’t help but love them.

Best Beet Appetizer

Love Beets.

That’s why they are called Love Beets (actually, I do not know this, but I think it could be true!)

So sweet, yet savory, every bite is a morsel of love.

Beets have a sweet, earthy taste. If you bake or roast them in their skins, you can enjoy the best flavor. I grew up with my mom canning and pickling beets, but she’d also boil them, take the skins off, thinly slice and fry them in butter with salt and pepper. Pure deliciousness.

Winter Dinner Party

Winter Dinner Party at RecipeGirl’s.

Today I’m over at RecipeGirl’s sharing a delicious Winter Dinner Party Menu, plus all the pretty table decor! Maybe this menu is what you’ll serve at your next dinner party … {hint-hint}.

What stops you from getting a date on the calendar?

Best Beet Appetizer

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Best Beet Appetizer

Using precooked Love Beets, this recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes!


  • 4-5 medium beets, sliced 1/4 ” thick (I buy Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets)
  • 1 orange, juiced (and save the zest)
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Sea salt


  • Slice the beets and place on a serving tray or platter. Zest an orange and set aside. Cut the orange in half, juice 1/2 of the orange and drizzle over the beets.
  • Take clumps of goat cheese and crumble over the beets, ending with sea salt and sprinkled fresh chopped dill. Serve!
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