Festive Beetroot & Lentil Crostini

Festive Beetroot & Lentil Crostini

· 1 multi-grain baguette (long enough to slice 30 pieces)

· 3 Tbsp (45 mL) canola oil (2 Tbsp/30 mL for baguette, 1 Tbsp/15 mL for beets)

· 800g peeled and finely diced cooked beets

· 100g finely diced shallots

· 2 tsp maple syrup/honey

· salt and ground black pepper

· 1 x 400g tin green lentils

· 3 Tbsp (45 mL) red wine vinegar

· 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill

· 200g goat cheese

· 2 Tbsp (30 mL) thinly sliced chives (reserve some for garnish)

  • Preheat oven to 180˚C.

  • For the crostini pieces: Slice baguette into      thin slices and lay onto a large tray. Brush a small amount of oil onto      each slice and season with salt and pepper. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes      or until slightly golden. Remove from oven and transfer to a cool tray.      Turn oven up to 190˚C.

  • In a medium bowl, toss beets with shallots, 1      Tbsp (15 mL) oil, honey, and season with salt and a generous amount of      black pepper.

  • In a medium bowl, toss roasted beets with      cooked lentils, vinegar, dill, and season with salt and pepper.

  • In a separate bowl, stir chives with goat      cheese. Reserve.

  • Assembly: Spread goat cheese      evenly on top of the crostini. Place a spoonful of cooled roasted beet      mixture on top and continue until all are complete. Garnish with chopped      fresh chives and serve immediately.