Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet."

Wow, taking out the carpet really took it out of me.  I was so tired today. But in the evening I did have enough energy to make something yummy for dinner. (Yummy if you like beets, yucky if you don't)
Beet Salad on the sunny windowsill

Beet Salad

I used three beets with their greens but you could use however many you like. I also used up the last of our quinoa ( I think it was about half a cup - more would be good). If you are cooking/baking challenged you should know not to follow my recipes (since I don't measure anything) instead google yourself a nice beet salad recipe with measurements and other specifics.

With that said here is how I made this lovely pink dinner.

1) Wash beets.
2) Cut off greens and chop into pieces.
3) Wrap beets in tin foil and bake at 450 for about an hour.
4) Chop some garlic (2 cloves?)
5) Saute beet greens and garlic in your preferred fat ( I used butter -but olive or coconut oil would work)
6) Make some quinoa. (Just follow the package instructions)
7) Mix cooked quinoa and beet greens together and cool.
8) When the beets are tender peel and chop. (Wear some gloves unless you like to have pink tinted hands for a day or more.)
9) Mix beets with beet green/quinoa and chill
10) Dressing- use whatever - Pour over salad and serve.
10A) My dressing was: sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, black pepper, and anchovy paste (I added this when I knew no vegetarians would be partaking; it comes it a tube and yes, it is yummy.) Shake those up and pour over salad.
11) Contemplate the color fuchsia while you enjoy your salad.
12) I recommend changing into your painting clothes to make this. For the same reason as number 8 except clothes will be forever stained not just stained for a day or so.


  1. Yummy! You could also use yellow beets to avoid the staining issues. I use my dutch oven in the oven to roast the beets... did they ever decide if aluminium was linked to dimentia or not? Anyway, even if it isn't, the dutch oven is less wasteful than foil.

  2. I do like yellow beets better anyway, but they are harder to get here in NM for some reason. Also, I am not in possession of a dutch oven but I did rinse off the aluminum foil to use on the grill for salmon. I guess I need to be shopping (oh darn) for a new dutch.

  3. Yum! We just need to make you a pink apron!