Bietola Marinata (beet Salad) Recipe

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Bietola Marinata (Beet Salad)

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

From Tutta Bella in Seattle. This has to marinate overnight, so plan ahead.


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Rating:

Serves:

8

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Roast

Ingredients

5 lb
beets, trimmed
1/4 c
olive oil
2 tsp
sea salt
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp
sea salt
1/2 c
plus 1 tbls. olive oil
1 medium
red onion, peeled and julienned

GARNISH

2 Tbsp
olive oil
4 oz
raw unsalted pistachios, shelled
1 tsp
sea salt
8 oz
soft chevre (goat cheese)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 400F.
2
Place the beets in a single layer in a large roasting pan (it may take two pans; do not overcrowd). Drizzle with the olive oil. Give the pan a vigorous shake to move the beets and cover them with the oil. Sprinkle with salt, and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Roast for 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of the beets, until tender. Remove from oven and allow the beets to cool just enough for you to be able to peel them using a few paper towels.
3
Cut them into a 1/2″ dice and place in a large bowl. Toss in the julienned red onions and set aside at room temperature while you make the dressing.
4
Combine the vinegar, lemon juice and sea salt in a small bowl and stir. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture, whisking as you pour to combine.
5
Drizzle the dressing over the beets and onions and toss with tongs to combine. Check the seasoning. Cover the bowl and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
6
For Garnish: Place a large, heavy bottomed skillet over low heat. Add the oil, pistachios and salt. Cook the pistachios, stirring often until crisp and very lightly browned, approx 8-10 minutes.
7
To Assemble: Bring beets to room temperature in order for the olive oil to liquefy again. Toss the mixture one more time, check for seasoning and serve by dividing the beets among 8 plates.
8
Garnish each plate with 1/2 ounce of pistachios and 1 ounce of goat cheese.
If preferred, you can add the pistachios and chevre to the salad bowl and serve family-style.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian