Bietola Marinata (beet Salad) Recipe

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Bietola Marinata (Beet Salad)

Mikekey *


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

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24 Hr
1 Hr


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


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


1Preheat the oven to 400F.
2Place 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.
3Cut 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.
4Combine 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.
5Drizzle 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.
6For 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.
7To 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.
8Garnish 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