Monday, November 10, 2014

Fetish: Roasted Beets, Sweets & Radish Salad


Yes folks, the Militant Community Garden is still producing, in November!
Go figure!

Someone wrote to me saying how she was happy that I had a "beet fetish", because she loved them too.

I am constantly coming up with new recipes for beets, because I have so many and for so many months. I wouldn't say I have a beet fetish, but I do like them a lot.


Here is a great way to use your fall beets and watermelon radishes, if you are lucky enough to find them (these radishes are a fall crop).
My garden is full of them, don't be jealous.

Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes & Watermelon Radish:

4 large beets, any color, peeled and diced into 1/2" pieces
1 large sweet potato, diced the same size as the beets
1 watermelon radish, sliced on a mandolin (super thin)

On a large baking sheet, toss the beets w/ the sweets and drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle liberally with kosher salt and roast for 20 minutes in a 400F oven.


Check the tray, and make sure nothing is burning.
The vegetables should be done at the same time if you cut them all the same size.

Check for doneness, you may need another 5 minutes in the oven.

Remove the vegetables to a platter and shave the radish on top.

Drizzle w/ white balsamic or cider vinegar (about 2 tbsp) and some good olive oil.

Add some arugula leaves or any green herb you like.

That's it.


This is a delicious fall salad. I could eat it everyday.

Enjoy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Ms.Snacks - you and Dwight K. Schrute, proud owner of a 60 acre beet farm. Move over Henry - a match made in heaven! On second thought, maybe not - hard to imagine Dwight squiring you around Paris every September...


Anonymous said...

Ok - it's time for a RADISH ALERT! I love the little buggers and buy a bunch every time I hit the green grocer's. My habit is to twist off the greens & discard them right there in the store. Well, I'm having such a fun time recently with sautéed watercress almost every night, that I thought - hmmm, how about those radish greens? Today's lunch - oil, tons of minced garlic, quick wilting of the radish greens, tossed in some leftover spaghetti to warm up, then topped the dish with freshly grated parmesan. So green & GOOD! So SAD! Think about all the radish greens I wasted over the years! Learn from my mistakes, Stacey Snacks readers, eat your delicious radish greens!

Stacey Snacks said...

Guilty.
I have never even tried the radish greens, and they are so gorgeous on the watermelon variety!
Will try!