Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Beet and Endive Salad With Walnuts

Yield: Serves four

To make the dressing:
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Sea salt, kosher salt, or fleur de sel
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (to taste)
1 very small garlic clove, finely minced or put through a press
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon walnut oil
Freshly ground pepper

To make the salad:
4 small or medium beets, roasted, peeled, and cut in wedges or half-moons
4 Belgian endives, rinsed and sliced
2 tablespoons broken walnuts, preferably from fresh shelled walnuts
2 ounces fresh, mild goat cheese or feta, crumbled
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon minced chives

1. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the sherry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, salt to taste, Dijon mustard and garlic until combined well. Whisk in the olive oil and the walnut oil. Add freshly ground pepper to taste.
2. Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing and serve.

Advance preparation: 
The roasted beets will keep for five days in the refrigerator. You can make the dressing several hours ahead.

Approximate nutritional information: 
211 calories per serving; 151 calories from fat; total fat: 16.8g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 13mg; sodium 282mg; total carbohydrates 11.6g; dietary fiber: 2.5g; sugars 8.6g; protein 5.3g. 
Recipe found here

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