(To feed 4)
Method: Preheat oven to 450F/232C. Wash up the beets (scrub if necessary) and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for about 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. When they are cool to touch, peel off the skins and slice into strips (as I did), or cube.
FOR THE RAW WALNUT CHEESE:
1/2 C. Shelled Raw Walnuts
Juice from 1/2 Lemon, or from 1 Lime (which I used)
Zest from fruit (optional)
1 Clove Garlic
Salt to taste
Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until it looks rather crumbly but creamy. If you need to add extra juice, do. You may use zest for extra flavor.
I found it useful to use the bowl attachment that came with my Hamilton-Beach immersion wand. This bowl, smaller than my food processor, seems to do a better job of grinding up and creaming smaller quantities than the larger food processor or blender. (For someone who doesn't have a food processor because of cost, this is a very effective and inexpensive way to process foods, with the great wand immersion blender as well).
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