4th of July Beet Salad

by Gavan on July 2, 2009

Roast Beet and Fennel Salad

The name says it all!

RECIPE:
Serves 2

1 bunch baby beets (red and golden)
1/2 red onion – thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb – halved, stem removed, thinly sliced
1 lemon – zested
1/2 lemon – juiced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 oz goat’s cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Begin by trimming the stalks from the beets and cook them in boiling salted water until tender, 20-30 minutes approx. While the beets are boiling, add the sliced red onion and fennel to an ice bath. This will crisp them up and add a beautiful crunchiness to the salad. Once beets are cooked, drain well and peel skins under running cold water. Cut into quarters and chill in the fridge until cool. When cooled, drain onion & fennel and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
To assemble salad simply mix all the components together. Taste and season.

Happy 4th!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

the giant & lil leprechaun July 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

This was such a good refreshing salad. I didn’t have the right cheese so I made do with what was on hand, but definitely think the goat cheese would add another layer to this salad. It was crisp and refreshing and best yet, I couldn’t stop eating it! Well done Gav!

the giant & lil leprechaun July 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

This was such a good refreshing salad. I didn’t have the right cheese so I made do with what was on hand, but definitely think the goat cheese would add another layer to this salad. It was crisp and refreshing and best yet, I couldn’t stop eating it! Well done Gav!

the giant & lil leprechaun July 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

This was such a good refreshing salad. I didn’t have the right cheese so I made do with what was on hand, but definitely think the goat cheese would add another layer to this salad. It was crisp and refreshing and best yet, I couldn’t stop eating it! Well done Gav!

the giant & lil leprechaun July 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

This was such a good refreshing salad. I didn’t have the right cheese so I made do with what was on hand, but definitely think the goat cheese would add another layer to this salad. It was crisp and refreshing and best yet, I couldn’t stop eating it! Well done Gav!

Terry June 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

I do have some fresh beets in the frig…I think I will do this salad this weekend and not wait till the 4th of July…and again, thanks Gavin…T

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