- 8 ounces red beets (about 3 small beets)
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces yellow beets (about 3 small beets)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup toasted and chopped pistachios
- 2 cups baby arugula, rinsed and spun dry
- 2 cups peppercress or watercress, rinsed and spun dry
- 8 slices sourdough bread, toasted
- 1/4 cup Onion Jam
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the red beets in a small bowl; drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. In another small bowl, repeat this process with the yellow beets. Place the red beets on a square of aluminum foil and wrap to form a packet. Do the same for the yellow beets, and then place both packets on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven until tender, 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once the beets are cool enough to handle, rub them with a paper towel to remove their skins, trim the tops and bottoms to form a flat surface, and then thinly slice the beets on a mandoline, between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick.
- In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar. Drizzle the red beets with 1 tablespoon of the balsamic–olive oil mixture, season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper, and set aside. Repeat with the yellow beets. Reserve the remaining 2 tablespoons of the balsamic–olive oil mixture.
- In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese with the chopped pistachios and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- Toss the arugula and peppercress with the reserved 2 tablespoons balsamic–olive oil mixture, and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- Assemble the sandwiches by spreading 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture over each of the 8 slices of toast. Divide the red and yellow beets evenly among 4 slices of the bread, and then spoon 1 tablespoon of the Onion Jam over the beets on each one. Place 1/2 cup of the greens on top of the onion jam on each sandwich, and then cover with the remaining 4 slices of toast. Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.
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