Lime and Honey Beet Salad + David’s Seaweed Sablés

Keeping with my every-other-week schedule, here are two more French Fridays with Dorie recipes: Lime and Honey Beet Salad and David’s Seaweed Sablés.

Lime and Honey Beet Salad is a simple salad made with cooked beets tossed with a dressing of cider vinegar, lime juice and zest, honey, olive oil, fresh dill, and fresh chives.  When I went to the store they were out of red beets, so I bought golden beets instead.  I’m so glad I did!  I think the yellow beets are very pretty with the flecks of green herbs.

I served Lime and Honey Beet Salad with grilled salmon, and I sauteed the beet greens.  I thought the salad was delicious.  My husband is not a beet fan, so he didn’t care for it very much.  My daughter wouldn’t touch hers.  The leftovers were quite tasty for lunch the next day.

I’m not quite sure what to say about David’s Seaweed Sablés.  They are butter cookies made savory by the addition of extra salt and finely chopped toasted nori.  I liked the flavors but found I wasn’t inspired to eat the leftovers.  My husband thought they were too salty, which is saying a lot because he loves his salt.  My daughter keeps going to the container these are stored in and stealing some, so I guess she likes them!

I think we would have liked these better in a different context.  I can totally see nibbling one or two at a cocktail party while sipping wine.  Serving them as part of dinner just wasn’t quite right (we had them with cheese and salads).

I hope to pick up the pace with my posts because I have some recipes coming up that I want to share with you, including a childhood favorite dessert!



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8 responses to “Lime and Honey Beet Salad + David’s Seaweed Sablés

  1. nana

    I liked these cookies, but would like to try other ingredients instead of the nori. Yours look great, as does the beet salad. The golden beets go
    so well with the salmon and greens. Have a great weekend.

  2. Karen, Love your beautiful beet salad…the golden beets look so appetizing!! I haven’t seen them in my store yet. I’ll be keeping my eyes open!
    We really enjoyed the seaweed cookies…I love the sweet-salty thing going on! Yours look wonderful! Some said they had a fishy taste but I never had that! Even my husband enjoyed these…go figure!

  3. Hi, Karen! I have missed you and hope all is well with you. I also used the golden beets and loved the look and taste of them. I will be making this often over the summer. Your beets and sables look beautiful I am glad your daughter enjoyed them – she sounds like me – I couldn’t stop nibbling on them. 🙂

  4. I’ve never even heard of honey beets before. How do they taste compared to the regular ones?

  5. The beet salad looks very pretty next to the fish 🙂
    I love it when my kids decide to nibble on something I made (especially if its something I am not quite sure about).

  6. so since beets are supposed to induce labor, my hubby was been bugging me to make this salad again and in spades, LOL!!

    I have nominated you for the Lovely Blog award! Check out this post to accept it!

  7. I am making that beet salad. Now to find golden ones……

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