every week our growth group meets for dinner, then worship with the kids, and then a sermon discussion. but we always start with food. one of my friends brings the best salads, my favorite being her beet salad. i never thought i liked beets until this salad and now i can’t get enough of them! She graciously shared her recipe with me, and now i’m sharing it with you!
i generally get my beets from the farmer’s market, but can’t always so i head to the grocery store. i like both regular beets and golden beets. start by washing them.
i do all i can to not touch them since their juice stains really badly. i start with raw beets and cut off both ends.
i mostly use a fork to keep from touching the beets, and slice them into quarters, then toss them into a large pot with a steamer basket and steam until they are soft with a fork prick.
once the beets are cooked, its time to get the skin off. i use a bunch of paper towels for this. the skin rubs off easily with the paper towel. then i cut the beets into thin slices.
then add to the salad! i like micro greens, romaine, really any good lettuce. i also add super thin slices of red onion, crumbles of goat cheese, and sometimes candied walnuts. but the best part of all is the homemade dressing – its so good!
besides the betts, the best part is the dressing: equal parts juice of a meyer lemon juice & olive oil, add salt, honey to taste, 1 clove of garlic, and 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard. i put all of these in a mason jar with a lid and sake it up until combined.
this salad is great for any night, but you’ll be showered with praises when you share it with others!