Thursday, November 11, 2010

Root, root, root for root vegetables.

I have previously proclaimed my undying love for beets, so I will spare you any more beet rhapsodies.
This salad, though, oh my goodness, made me swoon. At dinner, S finally gave me the look that said, "Ok, enough with the happy eating noises. I get it. You like this salad. I do too, but let's just enjoy it silently."

Beet and Carrot Salad
(or Carrot and Beet Salad)

1/2 lb cooked beets, peeled
1/2 lb raw carrots
2 T olive oil
1 t maple syrup
1 t brown mustard
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
-cut carrots and beets into julienne strips
-place beets in medium bowl
-blanch carrots in boiling water for 5 minutes
-rinse carrots in cool water
-add to beets
-mix all dressing ingredients together
-pour over beets and carrots, mix to coat well
-chill and serve


  1. Ok...I could get into this today. My daughter informed me she wants a big roast beef dinner tonight...I am thinking this could be part of to the market I go..hi ho hi ho.

    Love and hugs and oh my goodness those birdie hangers in the last post of yours are ADORABLE!!!!


  2. A big roast beef dinner, huh?
    Yum. I'll be over later, and I'll bring dessert:)