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May 30, 2014 06:35 AM

summer beet salad ideas?

We love beets, and would love to incorporate them into some summer picnic menus. Ideas? Preferably non-dairy. Thanks!!!

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  1. Beets and avocado with lemon dressing. Beets can be grated raw or roasted.

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      Roasted beet and carrot salad
      Purée of beets with horseradish as a side dish to grilled steak
      Beet salad with fried capers from NY times
      Beet slaw

      1. I love a salad that I learned to make in the Beaujolais many years ago. It is the only way I ever saw sweet corn eaten in France!

        Dice a cooked beet, add about the same amount of fresh or frozen corn and some sliced Belgian endive.

        Make a thick vinaigrette with lots of Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, vegetable oil (whatever you like), some garlic if you like. Toss with the vegetables. Good cold or at room temperature.

        It is a nice combination of sweet, hot, crunchy, bitter.

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        1. There's this one; you can replace with other citrus as Cara Cara might not be available:

          1. Layered Russian Salad from the New Midwestern Table cookbook.

            Mandarin oranges / cooked beets/ creamy poppyseed dressing (or other sweet dressing). Simple combo that's good alone or on top of salad greens.