I saw a post on Jamie Oliver’s website that was a recipe for beet salad, but most of the comments were about the lack of salad dressing recipe, and there was no info on how to cook the beets, so I thought I’d share what I made yesterday.
Beet Root Salad with Goat Cheese and Mapled Walnuts
8 beets – I cut the tops off, peeled them, cut them in half, and boiled them in a pot of water that just covered them – 20-30 min – until tender. I used 4 red beets and 4 golden beets. My son noticed that the golden beets had a slightly bitter aftertaste – I agreed – but in the salad it wasn’t an issue.
While the beets cook
make the walnuts – 1/2C toasted walnuts – after toasting, coat with 3-5 TBSP real maple syrup
After the beets have cooled, chop into bite sized morsels.
3-4 cups mixed greens
1C orange juice – cook til reduced by half – or just use 1/2 C OJ Concentrate
add 1/4-1/2 C Balsamic vinegar – cook about 5 more min and taste – if it needs sweetened – add OJ, if it needs sour, add vinegar.
1/2-1C Goat Cheese
Mix the beets and greens together. For presentation, top with nuts and goat cheese – i cut my goat cheese off a loaf with a knife to make nice big chunks.
I let people pour their own salad dressing.