This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is a lovely salad called Chunky Beets and Icy Red Onions. While this salad required very little hands-on time to make, you need to plan ahead because a few of the steps require some cooking or resting time.
After cooking your beets (I roasted mine), cut them into chunks and toss with a simple sherry vinaigrette. Chill for at least an hour.
I love the way the onions are done: After thinly slicing them, they are rinsed in a cold water bath to remove the bitterness. Then they are drained and put in an ice-water bath to give them some crunch.
To assemble the salad, add fresh chopped oregano to the beets and taste for salt and pepper. I was inspired by Dorie’s Bonne Idee and placed my beets on a bed of arugula and added a little goat cheese. Finally, top with the icy onions and serve.
Because so many steps in this salad are do-ahead, this would be a great salad to make for company.
I enjoyed this salad a lot. It made a lovely lunch and is very pretty. The goat cheese added a really nice flavor, so I highly recommend using it. I didn’t even bother asking my husband to try this because he really dislikes beets. My daughter had a few chunks of beets and ate them right up!
4 responses to “Chunky Beets and Icy Red Onions”
I didn’t offer to offer any to my hubby either….but I was happy to eat his share and more. Lovely salad…you and I were on the same wavelength with this one 🙂
Your salad looks so fresh and pretty!
Although I passed on this one, I do intend on making it soon. Your salad looks perfect! Lovely photos too!
I haven’t tasted this one yet, but I am curious about it with the goat cheese.
Like your place setting.