Growing up the thought, smell or even look of beets made my stomach do a turn. My experience was mainly with canned beets. My mom loves canned beets, still does. Canned beets are too mushy to me, and have an off taste.
When I was doing a Food Safety audit in Tucson at a fancy hotel, the Executive Chef had me try a golden beet. You should know that was the first time I have ever had a fresh beet in my life. I think I was like 33 years old then….33 years it took me to try a golden beet…..just sad! I was a little nervous to try it, but it was the Executive Chef, sooooo of course I had to try it!
After trying that beet, I was ready to try any beet. Ever since that day, I love trying new recipes with beets. So when I noticed that the French Friday’s with Dorie community was making a Chunky Beet and Icy Red Onion salad….WELLLLL count me in!!!
To me fresh beets roasted or boiled are like candy, so sweet and flavorful. I won’t lie, the smell is still not my favorite….but if I put that aside and just enjoy the beet….OH MY YUM!!!
The beets in this recipe with the dressing were delicious, but the onion was still too intense for me. AND I love onions, but that quantity is way too in your face with flavor.
As pretty as the salad looks, I think next time I would dice the onion up. If the onion was not so in your face with flavor, I think the salad would be perfect.
If you are interested in this beautiful recipe, I cannot share it. BUT I highly recommend the beautiful book Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. I love being a part of the French Friday’s with Dorie community. There are recipes I have never heard of, or even recipes I would be too nervous to try. Enjoy!
Did you see that spoon in the one picture, it has beads on it? Well I am excited to share that my mom made me some gorgeous props! She has a bead store, and asked if I could use them….WELLLLLL of course I could!
They are soooooo beautiful!!! Thank you Mom:-)
Do you enjoy beets? Have you had a golden beet?
What is a special prop you use for your photography?
Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,