Thursday, March 8, 2012


I never like to grocery shop, but I love having a kitchen full of fresh produce.  Today, almost all of the produce I bought was organic, & the prices were only about 10 cents more per pound than their non-organic twins!  Golden beets were especially well priced, & I turned them into a delicious salad tonight.  My recipe is derived from The New Moosewood Cookbook’s Odessa Beets.  This may top cabbage salad as a personal favorite….I never thought that was possible!  The flavors of this salad combine wonderfully, & this vegan salad contains zero added oil.  

1 cup
Pineapple, finely chopped (fresh or canned)
½ cup
Currants (or raisins, or pitted/sliced prunes)
Cloves garlic, minced
Carrots, sliced very thinly
½ cup
Walnuts, finely chopped
Lemon, juiced
To taste
Cayenne pepper (or black pepper of you prefer)

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.   Trim the beet greens (save them for salad greens!) & wash the beets.  Wrap them in foil & cook 45 minutes or until very soft. 
2.  While the beets cook, prepare the other ingredients.   (To shred carrots, I like to use my peeler to make thin ribbons, and then chop the ribbons.)

3.  In a large bowl, combine all of the other ingredients & mix well.

4.  Once the beets are cooked, run them under cold water while you trim the ends & rub or peel off the skin.  Use either a box grater or a food processor to coarsely grate the beets.

5.  Mix the grated beets into the other ingredients.  Refrigerate until you are going to eat it.  This salad should keep for a week, but I doubt you'll have any left after that long!

  • I ate this as prepared above, & it was delicious!
  • I also packed some to add into a beet green/cabbage/carrot salad lunch that I prepared while the beets cooked. .
  • Use a stuffing in baked acorn squash (Moosewood Cookbook author’s suggestion)
  • If you don't have pineapple & walnuts, try other fruits & nuts.  I would like to try this with apples or pears & pecans.  
  • Save your beet greens!  Rinse, dry, & store them to eat in salad. 
Beets are good for you! 
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Other posts you may like:
Delicious Cabbage Salad 
Following Eat Right For Your Type?  Click here to jump to Dr. D'Adamo's Typebase Index to see how the ingredients in this recipe work for you.
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