Mom's Roasted Beet Salad

De.Ma.Cuisine's picture

Dec. 07, 2012

This salad would be perfect for a holiday party! It looks super fancy and tastes great but, its pretty easy to make. We had it for dinner along with Roast Beef and some Garlic Bread. It could also go well with a Roast Beef Crostini, alongside the Poor Mans Roosevelt Pizza, or Mindys Gorgonzola and Honey Crostini And if you have leftovers, you could turn them into Wilt Em Greens with Beets, Borscht, or Scalloped Root Veggies with Gorgonzola! Good idea? Good idea.

Ingredients

Beets 3 Medium (halved)
Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
Lemon juice/Orange juice 1 Teaspoon
Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Honey 1/2 Tablespoon
Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
Dried thyme 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic/1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Dash
Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs) (coarsely chopped)
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Greens/4 8 cups any greens, like beet greens and spinach
Feta cheese/Parmesan, gorgonzola, or blue cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)

Directions

Getting Ready:

1. Wash and halve beets. Bake at 350F for 45-70 minutes, or until tender, but not mushy.

2. When cool enough to handle, peel and julienne (cut to look like matchsticks).

Making:

1. Whisk together lemon or orange juice, vinegar, 1 T honey, dijon, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Steam in olive oil and whisk, creating an emulsion.

2. Combine beets with dressing. Let flavors meld for about 3 hours before serving (I tasted it right away and it was good too).

3. Heat almonds with butter and honey to coat and thicken slightly. Cool (if they get too solid, re-heat).

Serving:

1. Top greens with beet mixture, cheese, and almonds.

2. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 394Calories from Fat 223

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 422 mg17.58%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 22 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet