Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Simple and In Season: Beetroot and Apple Salad

This is another recipe I've adapted from Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book.  The beets are best if they are allowed to sit in the dressing for two to three days, but the apples are at their best a couple of hours after being dressed.  So--this salad is made in two separate bowls, which also helps keep the beets from bleeding all over the apples.  Jane Grigson doesn't provide a dressing recipe, so I've added one to my adaptation. Even if you don't like beets, you should give this recipe a try, because after a couple of days the beets just taste like crunchy dressing, which is awesome.

Beetroot and Apple Salad

Simple and In Season is a blog link up created by Ren Behan at Fabulicious Food.  As soon as the September link-up is live, this post will be there!

Edited 9/9/11:

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9 comments:

  1. That's actually from my favourite cookbook. :-)

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  2. Not to be a total downer but I can't stomach beets. Blech. Other than that, the recipe sounds great. What could I substitute?

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  3. Wendy- you might be able to use parsnips, but I haven't tried it out. Like I said, though, after a couple of days marinating, the beets don't really taste like beets anymore; they were quite nice. I'm always trying to come up with ways to make them edible, because they're so nutritious.

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  4. The beets tasting like "crunchy dressing" sounds like good thing! Why, why is it that such nutritious things can be so yucky??? You keep trying to make them edible and maybe I'll give them a try again!

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  5. I LOVE beets...and it's so nice this technique doesn't give you day-glo apples! Sounds delicious, Lauren~

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  6. Now I'm ungry!! :O

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  7. I love beets and the addition of apples sounds terrific. Jane Grigson is awesome! Her book, Good Things, is one of my favorites. I need to track down her Vegetable Book.

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  8. I rather enjoy beets, so when we hit the warmer weather, I will have to give this one a try.

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  9. Great recipe, Lauren and first past the post for September! Thank you so much for joining in. Another great blog that I've discovered though hosting the link-up!

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