Help me make this salad!
I get a salad at a restaurant a little far from my house every time I am there that has roasted beets, mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, hazelnuts, goat cheese over arugula with a balsamic reduction. I've only made beets once and I don't know if I'm making them right, and I've done anything with mangoes nor have I made a balsamic reduction. I can do this at home right?
Totally managable! Beets are easiest to roast by scrubbing clean, wrap in foil, set in a pan so if they drip its not a mess and bake at 375 about 45min or until knife goes in easily. Let cool and peel- i use a plasic bag over each hand so my fingers dont go pink :)
Strawberries aren't in season so you may need to go without....:/
Use a decent basalmic, like trader joes, and dump like 2 cups in a saucepan. Simmer until it has reduced to about 1/3cup or so, i like to add fresh pepper too.
The restaurant probably toasts the hazelnuts- just chop and dry roast in a pan on the stove on medium and watch them! When you can smell them they're done.
Cutting the mango is annoying but worth it.
You may want to prep a bunch of the ingredients, then store seperatly so you can then just assemble the salad for several meals. Sounds delicious!