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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!

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

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?


Anonymous said...

Great looking salad.

It sounds like arugula would fit right in.

Anonymous 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!

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@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

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

Anonymous 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!