Roasted Beets with Tahini
Roasted Beets with Tahini/ Courtesy Alfred A. Knopf
Beets are classically paired with goat cheese or Gorgonzola, because their earthy sweetness plays off those bold, tart, and creamy flavors. So it makes a lot of sense to add tahini—another earthy, bold, and distinctive flavor—and lighten it all up with Greek yogurt. What you get tastes familiar but new, and nothing’s more beautiful to see on a dinner table. There’s plenty of dressing to go around, which I love, but if you want to keep it on the lighter side, make the dressing separately, so people can add only as much as they want.