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Thanksgiving beet salad recipes

I've shifted my focus to Thanksgiving dinner recipes. I like to include a beet salad, but have already done beets with goat cheese and walnut twice (which I love, love, love). Any suggestions for a new take on beet salad? By the way, I have both Ottolenghi cookbooks but have not tried his beet salads, so feedback on the suitablity of those for Thanksgiving woudl be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Hi - I make a Finnish beet salad every Thanksgiving and Christmas as it is a traditional holiday dish in Finland (my spouse loves it) and it tastes pretty good (if you like beets, which I assume that you do!). See this link - http://christmas.food.com/recipe/finn.... There are a few variations, just Google "Finnish beet salad" and you will find them.

    1. Two ways I've been making beets lately:

      SWEET AND SOUR BEETS

      Melt 1/2 stick butter with 3 Tbsp horseradish, 2.5 Tbsp maple syrup or agave, 2.5 Tbsp sherry vinegar, and salt, pepper and pickling spice to taste.

      Add quarted baby beets and boil until reduced, about 5 minutes'

      I like to serve this over the sauteed beet greens.

      MEXICAN BEETS

      Roast full size beets with olive oil, and herbs of your choice, for an hour at 400 degrees. Cool and dice.

      1/2 cup orange juice (blood orange if you can find is best)

      1/4 cup cider vinegar

      salt, pepper and oregano

      chopped hot peppers of your choice, or red pepper flakes

      1/2 red onion sliced thin, then halved into half moons

      Throw all together and marinade overnight.

      1. Jacques Pepin does a nice small plate salad of just beets with sour cream, a touch of vinegar, and chiffonaded basil. It's quite nice. I also think raw beet salads are a nice variation on the theme.

        1. i LOVE the sound of this one, and it's certainly seasonal:
          http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/...

          1. Maryld: Would you be so kind as to post your beet, goat cheese & walnut salad? Sounds wonderful. Thanks!

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            1. re: pine time

              Wow--lots of great recipes--thanks .

              For Pine Time: It 's Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Sherry-Walnut Vinaigrette from Whole Foods, but I use a mesclun mix instead of spinach. It's very good.
              http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...

              1. re: Maryld

                Thanks, Maryld--plan to make it this weekend as a trial for Thanksgiving.