Valentine's Salad: Roasted Beets & Sweet Potatoes
Ok, so I am corny. Since it's Valentine's day, I wanted to do a holiday appropriate post.
A chocolate souffle or a heart shaped cake might have been a better idea, but I chose roasted BEETS & SWEET potatoes.
You could always use the line "Honey, you're my SWEET POTATO, and my heart BEETS for you".
Either way, this is a great side dish and made an excellent salad w/ some goat cheese on top and it's much healthier than that chocolate souffle.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets:
Peel your sweet potatoes and cut them into bite size cubes.
Do the same with the beets (a fun task).
On a rimmed baking sheet lined w/ foil, toss the beets with some olive oil, a splash of balsamic vinegar and kosher salt and roast in a 400F oven for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, add the sweet potatoes to the same baking sheet (they won't take as long to cook as the beets).
Drizzle the potatoes w/ the olive oil and kosher salt and roast with the beets an additional 30-40 minutes. The time will really depend on your oven. Mine runs very hot, so I took mine out sooner, because they were starting to get too brown, so keep an eye on them.
As soon as you take them out of the oven, splash with a tablespoon or two of white balsamic vinegar.
Serve as a side dish with some fresh cilantro or cooled on top of arugula with some goat cheese for a great salad.
(I will serve the chocolate souffle for dessert!).
Enjoy and have a happy Valentine's Day!
I'm the first - so I wish you and Hen a very happy Valentine's day.
Great pictures in all your blogs,
delicious concoctions always.
Peeling beets sounds like a fun job.
Happy V'day to you and your sweetie.
whether it's po-ta-to or po-tat-o, you're sweeter than yams, and it beets me why you're my sweet potato.
haha. maybe not. i tried. that was definitely forced, unlike the recipe. it looks and sounds extremely tasty, thanks for a holiday appropriate post =)
I am visiting from Claudia's blog. She shared some amazing recipes from you. I needed to come over and say hello.
Thanks for the salad inspiration.
Made this last night for my husband and he loved it! Served it warm with goat cheese over arugula.
My new winter salad!
added goat cheese on a bed of arugala. So delicious. Thanks so much for posting this one!