2/23/09

Beet & Orange Salad with Blue Cheese & Pecans

I'm Russian-->I love beets!

Last weekend I made a really quick, but pretty and delicious salad. I hope you give this a try. Keep in mind that you can mix all the ingredients in a bowl instead of doing a "layered" salad: I just think this way the salad looks a lot prettier!

Ingredients
1 beet, cooked, peeled and sliced (I boiled mine, but you can roast it in the oven. I also used a mini cookie cutter to make perfect rounds, but you can just slice it)
1 orange, segmented
blue cheese
toasted pecans
olive oil
salt & pepper



Directions
1. Either combine in a bowl, or arrange on a plate beets and oranges.
2. Toss blue cheese and pecans with beets and oranges, or form into a bowl and put in the center of the plate.
3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

You can also add some greens to the salad: I think arugula or watercress would be a nice touch.

How do you like to eat your beets?

13 comments:

Sara said...

Great looking salad.

It sounds like arugula would fit right in.

5 Star Foodie said...

Love your preparation and especially that blue cheese and pecan ball in a middle! I really like the shredded beet salad with mayo and I even added nuts last time I made it in hopes that my significant others would like it but no such luck.

Olga said...

I JUST put up a recipe for Russian beet salad "vinegret" po ruskie.

I also love beets!

Sophie said...

Just so easy yet so really good quality ingrdients! I adore beetroot soup, roasted beets in the oven with a drizzle of good olive oil, some fresh marjory in summer & after that eaten with some good sheep ricotta! MMM...

Joie de vivre said...

What gorgeous plating!

After all the anticipation about mussels, my fishmonger did not have a good supply! I had to change plans, but I'll let you know when I make them!

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely presentation! Love what you did with the cheese and pecans!

veggie belly said...

Very pretty! I love how you cut the beets!

Dana Treat said...

What a beautiful way of presenting this salad - and not staining everything with the beets!

Zesty Cook said...

This looks Yummy!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Olga I'm eating right now your beet salad ….lovely flavors more blue cheese and pecans :)
Healthy and so pretty!

lisaiscooking said...

That looks beautiful, and sounds like a perfect combination!

Stacey Snacks said...

I make this salad a lot, but toss together, add red onion and arugula. What caught my eye, was that fantastic cheeseball in the middle! What a great idea!

BlueToYou said...

love the cheese and pecan ball!!! :-D but you knew i would!