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Sep 30

Sesame Ginger Golden Beet Salad

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Sesame Ginger Golden Beet Salad 

We are big fans of golden beets in our house. Incredibly nutritious, really tasty, and dang beautiful. I just love these little guys. I prefer them to the red as I find them slightly sweeter and the beautiful yellow after they are roasted is so incredibly inviting.

Roasting Golden Beets

Most Sundays I cook a full sheet tray of beets just to have for the week. Roasting them really couldn’t be any easier. All I do is crank the oven to 450, throw the beets on the tray unpeeled, and let them roast away for around an hour. Once done, I remove  them from the oven and let them cool on the counter. Then it’s easy to peel the skin off with my hands. They store in the fridge perfectly and are great for salads throughout the week.

Ponzu Vinaigrette 

This dish is inspired by a tuna tartare dish I make. I love the Asian inspired ingredients that go into the salad and I could eat this dish literally every single day. The dressing itself is made of lime juice, soy, rice wine vinegar and a touch of sesame oil. This simple vinaigrette can be used on many occasions and is an easy way to amp up any dish. Noodles, rice, salads, seafood. It’s a great dressing to have on hand when you are looking to add some flavour. 

Ready in: 15m
Prep: 15m
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 5-6 large roasted yellow beets (roast in oven for 60 minutes at 450)
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger. Bottled is fine too.
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onions
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • Ponzu Vinaigrette:
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Roast beets, unpeeled, in the oven at 450 for 1 hour. Let sit on the counter to cool completely. Any beets you don't use for this recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  2. Remove skins from the beets and dice into small cubes. Place in a bowl.
  3. Add sliced green onions and sesame seeds to the beets.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and pour over beets. Mix everything together and enjoy!

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