|look how big the beets were by the end of summer...compared to a "normal" sized beet on the right|
|roasted beet soup|
|roasted beet salad with bacon vinaigrette|
roasted beet salad with bacon vinaigrette
4-6 medium beets,different colors if you can, roasted (technique follows)
4 handfuls baby arugula, washed and dried
1 tbsp fresh italian parsley, chopped
3 slices of bacon
2 tbsp red onion
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey mustard
freshly ground pepper
roast beets according to the directions in the post want some pink lentils with roasted beets? when cooked and cooled, peel and cut into bit sized pieces. place in serving bowl and toss with parsley, a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of pepper.
make vinaigrette: fry bacon in skillet until very crisp. remove from pan, reserving drippings. crumble bacon and set aside. add onion to pan and sauté until translucent. add bacon fat and cooked onion to small bowl. whisk in oil, vinegar and mustard. add small pinch of pepper and whisk again.
top beets with 2 tbsp vinaigrette and the crumbled bacon. toss. taste and adjust seasonings if needed. place one handful each arugula on 4 salad plates. mound beets on top of greens. drizzle additional vinaigrette over salad if desired. serve
now it is your turn to participate in fall fest. simply leave your beets tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below, and then go visit food network and do the same same. join the conversation on twitter at #cookingwith and be sure to check out these delicious sounding recipes from the other participating bloggers. they will be posted on wednesday at noon:
Bay Area Foodie: Baked Beet Ravioli
Thursday Night Dinner: Roasted Beets and Walnut Encrusted Goat Cheese
What's Gaby Cooking: Farro Beet and Herb Salad
My Angel's Allergies: Roasted Beet and Potato Vinaigrette Salad
Cooking Channel: Garlicky Beet Salad With Walnuts and Dates
The Sensitive Epicure: Simply Sauteed Beets
FN Dish: Top 3 Beet Salad Recipes
And Love It Too: Raw, Vegan and Sugar-Free Red Velvet Fudge
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Beet Salad With Crispy Leeks and Bacon
so..what is your favorite way to prepare beets? please share in the comments section of this post....thanks
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