Salad ideas to feature roasted beets
- scuzzo Sep 6, 2008 12:11 PM
Been roasting beets for my salads lately. Love 'em. What do think is a good combination of ingredients for a salad, green or otherwise that will compliment the roasted beets.
Currently I like spinach, pine nuts, goat cheese and TJ's Walnut Pear Vinagrette.
I like mixed greens with blue cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries and red wine vinaigrette, but yours sounds good, too!
That sounds interesting!
Here' my latest salad topping...Spiced Pecans.
10 oz. pecans
2 tbs. butter
1.5 tsp cumin (or curry powder)
.25 tsp cayenne
2 tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Toast in oven, or saute in pan, and I've even (gasp) just nuked the whole batch stirring every 20-30 seconds. You can cut back the spice amount if you want, but this is a terrific combo of ingredients. Not too sweet, just a hint. Wicked salad topping or just for plain eating.
OMG, I just made the most delicious salad w beets from my garden. Was in the latest issue of Cooking Light.
I sub'd candied pecans for the walnuts, goat cheese for the blue cheese, added dried cherries and skipped the chives. I roasted ~ 4 regular to large sized beets in a 450 oven for ~ 1 hour. So good!
I love the combination of beets and sardines with arugula and other spicy greens. Dressing of sour cream or yoghurt (thinned with a little buttermilk if need be), dill, horseradish or mustard. I usually mix the sardines and beets in with the dressing and let it meld a while, before putting over greens. Works well with tinned sardines, but of course it's much nicer with freshly roasted ones!