Sunday, May 10

Salad on Sunday: Beet Salad

Dearest Mom,
If we were together today I would make this salad for us to share—all of your favorites in one recipe. Happy Mother's Day to you and all of my favorite moms in the States (we celebrated 'Mothering Day' in March).

Lots of love,

1 bunch watercress, coarse stems discarded
2 cooked beets, peeled, sliced
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
section of 1 grapefruit, peel and pith cut away with a serrated knife
1 ounce chilled fine-quality blue cheese, cut into small thin slices
fresh cracked pepper
coarse salt to taste
walnuts optional

Divide watercress between 2 salad plates and top with beets. Drizzle each salad with 2 teaspoons of oil and 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Top each plate with grapefruit and blue cheese. Top with fresh cracked pepper, salt to taste and walnuts.

Serves 2


mary said...

Sounds really good and different. I wonder if you could use goat cheese instead of blue cheese? Thanks.

mary said...

Thanks for the great recipe..sounds really good, I wonder if you can substitute goat cheese for the blue cheese? Definitely will give a try.

ALL THE BEST said...

I think goat cheese would be an amazing addition!

Karena said...

Yummy, I love Beets. I hhope you are having a great weekend Ronda!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Karena! You too!

jae said...

Happy Mother's Day...even though your celebration has passed. It's funny, I had a beet salad very similar to this one last night...yum!

sophiedahydesigns said...

Try roasting your beets!

ALL THE BEST said...

I will try roasting. Thanks for the tip!

allie in g'town said...

Mary, I was just at a restaurant with my mother who indeed have a salad with beets and goat cheese. I do not like beets so I did not partake. Although, my bff swears I would like roasted beets and is prepared to make me a convert the next time I visit.