Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Salubrious Beet Salad

If you are an avid reader of Calvin and Hobbes like myself, you will get the name of today's dish. Beets certainly are salubrious, and these particular ones came from the Locavore's tent down at the farmers' market. We also enjoyed the beet tops, washed and fried in a pan with a little salt and pepper. Vegan Mom and I were smacking our lips enjoying the mellow and earthy taste of the beets, a sure sign we have become old fogeys.

- 2 golden beets
- 2 red beets
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- salt and pepper

1. Trim tops off beets and steam until tender, about 30 mins. Rinse under cold water and peel off outer skin with your fingers. Trim off stem.
2. Thinly slice beets and arrange in a serving dish. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over beets. Let sit at room temperature for 20-30 mins before serving.