Video:How to Use Beets In Saladwith Aubrey Franchell
Beets are a delicious and colorful addition to salads, plus they're full of important vitamins and minerals. Here are a few ways to incorporate beets into your next salad.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Beets In SaladToday I have a few tips for you on different ways to incorporate beets into salad. To begin, cook and peel the beets. You can find simple directions on LocalFoods.About.com.
Use Beets in a Beet and Goat Cheese SaladI'll start by showing you how to make one of my favorites, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad. It's incredibly quick and easy to make. You'll need:
- 6 medium beets (cooked & peeled)
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 small, diced garlic clove
- 1/2 cup fresh goat cheese
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- Minced chives for garnish
Lift the beets out of the dressing and set them on your plates. Now dollop small bits of goat cheese onto the beets. Drizzle with dressing left behind in the bowl. Sprinkle with salt (add more to taste, if you like) and chives.
Add Beets to an Escarole and Roasted Beet SaladNow I'll show you how to make Escarole and Roasted Beet Salad. You will need:
- 2 medium beets
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
- 1 head escarole
- 1 small clove garlic or shallot, minced (optional)
- 2 tsp. red wine or sherry vinegar
- 1/8 tsp. ground mustard
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil or hazelnut oil
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper
In a bowl, combine the garlic, vinegar, and mustard. Whisk in oil. Add the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Gently but thoroughly toss escarole with the dressing. Divide the escarole between serving plates and top each one with a share of the beets.
You can use cool or warm beets for this recipe. You can also shred cooked or uncooked beets on many salads. Simply peel the beets. Then use a food processor or a vegetable shredder to grate the beets and then sprinkle on the salad.
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