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Asparagus And Beet Salad With Tarragon

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Ingredients
  Beets 2 Medium, with root ends and 1 inch of the tops left on
  Asparagus spears 8 Large
  Fresh tarragon/1/2 teaspoon, dried 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste, freshly ground
Directions

MAKING
1) In a small heavy saucepan of boiling water , add the beet to cook for 30 to 45 minutes, until tender.
2) Drain the beet and allow cooling at room temperature.
3) Peel the beets and cut into 2-inch julienne strips.
4) In a large pot of boiling salted water, place the asparagus to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender but still bright green.
5) Drain and rinse under cold running water. Thoroughly drain and cut the spears into 2-inch lengths, then quarter lengthwise.
6) In a large bowl, add beets and asparagus. Toss by adding tarragon, olive oil and lemon juice.
7) Season the beets with salt and pepper to taste.
8) Marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature to let the flavors develop before serving.

SERVING
9) Serve the salad by garnishing with lemon slices, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Beet
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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