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Food on Fridays with Ann
Beets are back.This week’s CSA delivery included a bunch of beets, so for lunch on Thursday, I recreated LaVonne Neff’s salad made with beets, oranges, goat cheese and sliced almonds (I wrote about it earlier this year, but didn’t have pictures of the salad; only the beets). I even washed some of the beet tops (you know, the leaves or I guess you’d say the “greens”), tore them up and added them to the lettuce.I tossed in pieces of leftover corn cut from the cob.Drizzled with olive oil and a tiny bit of agave.Sprinkled with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.Voila. A healthy salad that’s hard to beet; er, beat.
Hazel I Moon says
Nice photo and the salad looks delicious. When I was a teen, it was often my job to make the salad for dinner. If we had beets from our garden, I would shred a beet, a carrot and slice radishes along with lettuce and tomatoes. It never occurred to me to add the beet greens to the salad, but that certainly is a novel idea.
I love the idea of grating or shredding the raw beets–that’s a lot easier than roasting and slicing/dicing them up. Easy and healthy idea, Hazel. Thanks!
Oh, and I don’t remember where I heard about adding the beet greens, but if they are young and fresh, they are good raw in the salad; if older, they can be cooked like turnip greens.
Love this exchange of ideas!!
MMmmm, that looks really good. I grew beets last year but had no idea what to do with them. I grew them again this year since I had left over seeds. I’ve only roasted them and they were pretty good. I still have seeds left over, so I’ll plant again next year. I wonder if I can plant them this fall for a fall crop?
Jenny, see Hazel’s and my discussion–they can be grated or shredded fresh right on the salad, like you would carrots. I think that sounds fresh and delicious and will try it next time! I have no idea about planting and growing for a fall crop. Maybe a quick Internet search will answer your question?
A few weeks ago, I shocked my wife and myself and ordered a smoked beet salad at a restuarant. When the server brought it to the table, my wife watched — eyes wide open — to see what would happen. I ate it all; it was that good.
Awesome! I am coming late to an appreciation of beets, surprising my husband. I love you can teach an old dog new taste tricks…tidbits…whatever. And I don’t mean you’re old. I mean that I’m old. Or that our taste buds are “mature.” 🙂
April@The 21st Century Housewife says
This salad sounds like the perfect summer lunch! Thank you for sharing it, Ann, and for hosting 🙂
What a nice salad. Love beets.
That salad looks s delicious and I absolutely love beets. I wish my would share my love so I can make meals with them more often.
Thank you for hosting!
Thanks for hosting. This is my first time here. I checked out some of the recipes and they look fabulous! Can’t wait to check out all of them.