Monday, March 3, 2008

Beets, how I love thee!

I love beets. Here's a quick and delicious Russian beet salad:

1) roast and grate beets
2) add mayo
3) add toasted walnuts
4) add a few cloves of garlic cloves (microplane them)

Good thing I'm not planning on kissing anyone tonight :)

P.S. for a variation, you can also add prunes. Trust me!


The Poor Dispositionist said...

Do you have any tips for us beet amateurs on handling the fruit to avoid staining? My #1 reason for not cooking with beets. Also, do you use pre-packaged or fresh produce?

Olga said...

I think the only way to get around staining is to wear gloves. Pre-packaged produce? No, this time I used fresh beets and roasted them (about 40 min in 425F oven, but depends on the size of the beets: I just scrubbed mine, put in an aluminum pouch and roasted). However, sometimes if I'm making borsht or a quick beet salad I'd use canned beets, but obviously fresh is SO much better!

Valeria said...

Mmmm.. I love beets especially with walnuts. Hey, can you make a chimichuri with beets?