Cress and Golden Beet Salad
Things have finally quieted down enough around here for me to get back in the kitchen and start some new recipes for the new year. I was browsing the shelves at my local grocery store and my eyes happened to land on a beautiful bunch of live cress which excited me to no end. I love that you can buy some greens with the roots and dirt still attached, more nutrients survive intact this way.
Once I found some golden beets to throw into the cart, I started looking for other ingredients to fill out the beet salad I decided to make. Limes, scallions, a little dijon mustard, and olive oil rounded out this super fresh, flavorful little salad. It is wonderfully quick to throw together and tastes divine.
My Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer made slicing the beets fast and easy. Just be sure to use the finger guard. These babies are sharp and do their job well whether it is beets or fingers!
A few more chops, a quick toss and you have a wonderful winter salad great for lunch or as a starter to dinner. Quick, easy, fresh, tasty and satisfying. What else can I say?
- 1 golden beet, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup cress (you can substitute sprouts or micro greens)
- 3 scallions, sliced
- 1 lime, juice and zest from
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Toss beets, cress and scallions together in a bowl.
- Add in lime juice, zest, dijon and olive oil. Toss until coated.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Julie wrote on September 18, 2018
This has become one if my favirite salads. I make it all the time and use spicy microgreens. Love.
Ivan Lubbe wrote on June 18, 2012
This was absolutely delicious, thank you so much. Quite a amazing talent you have.
Liana wrote on January 8, 2012
This salad looks fantastic! I can’t wait to give it a try. Your dishes and the wonderful photography that goes along with them are incredibly inspiring. Thank you, so very much.
LuAnn wrote on January 7, 2012
Ohh… it looks lovely. I used to hate beets but now that I am eating mostly raw, I really enjoy them.
Ta's @ such.different.skies wrote on January 7, 2012
So beautiful, and SO simple. I love this.
Faith wrote on January 7, 2012
this looks great- I just found some organic watercress and put it in my salad and it was delicious, it’s super healthy too. and just stocked up on beets so will try this.