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Apr 15, 2009 03:18 PM

Beet salad

I adore beet salad. Whenever I see it on a menu, I'm sure to order it. I'm comfortable roasting beets, but I'm never sure how to make a dressing with salad. I like it with arugula, a little kosher salt and pepper and goat cheese, but how do I dress it?

Does anyone have any good recipes (that are easy!)?


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  1. Goin has a lovely dish that has a shallot vinaigrette, and then a horseradish cream sauce that gets poured on top. If that sounds appealing, I'll post details. My husband always said he hated beets, until he had this recipe.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      That does sound good. Now does that go with the arugula and goat cheese? I'd like to see the recipe regardless. Thanks!

    2. the horseradish cream sounds fantastic. Please do share.

      I have been slicing my beets raw and dressing them with some shallot balsamic vinegrette with goat cheese and greens. I think shavings of a nice firm goat milk cheese will work very will with this corpaccio salad also.

      that reminds me... i got some beets in the fridge. it's been a while, i hope it is still okay...

      1. Funny ... I just made a big container of beet salad. I, too, love beets. I didn't roast them this time, although I generally do. I very gently boiled the beet (one enormous beet) ... cooled it and then slipped the outer skin off. I minced it into teensy cubes (brunoise) and then chopped up lots of fresh dill and added 2 tsp. white sugar, 1 Tbsp of white vinegar and about 5 Tbsp of sour cream. Ooooh. Great. Even better the next day (if it lasts that long). <smile> Enjoy them -- they're really good for you!

        1. I like a citrus based vinaigrette with beets. Orange works really well.

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          1. re: scubadoo97

            Do you have a recipe for said vinaigrette?

          2. Yuuummmm. Oven roasted beets, cooled and peeled, sliced vidalia onions, dijon mustard, a touch of honey, salt pepper, toss, eat.