Thursday, February 5, 2009

Beet and Blue Cheese Salad

I have gotten a bit behind on the blogging of late. If it gives you any clue this is something I made January 18th. This is a really simple salad and quite pretty. I used a simple olive oil and lemon dressing, but any vinaigrettes would work.

This made four salads:

1 large beet, boil until tender and pop the skin, let cool then grate
¾ c. blue cheese
½ c. toasted walnuts
4 cups lettuce or mixed greens
thinly sliced onion

On four plates put on cup of lettuce or greens. Top with ¼ (for each plate) blue cheese and walnuts. Add onion to taste. Put ¼ of the shredded beets and top with dressing. Do not toss.


Chef E said...

I have not made beets in a while, I need to pick some up...this sounds good to me!

Joie de vivre said...

How lovely. I love simple salads like this.

zerrin said...

This salad sounds great! I love cheese in salad but haven't tried beet in salad before. I think it will go perfect with lemon dressing. I eat this kind of salad as a snack. Thank you..

Anonymous said...

You can also wrap each whole beet up in foil - then drop onto a charcoal grill for 15 -20 minutes or so....let cool (can be done days ahead) - then slide off outside peel and slice for the salad- excellent (and easy)