Friday, July 1, 2011

FFwD - Chunky Beets and Caramelised Onions


This week's French Fridays with Dorie challenge is Chunky Beets and Icy Red Onions.  However, I hate raw onion, especially red onion, so I took Dorie's bon idea and made my salad with roasted beets, salad greens, caramelised onions (out of a jar), vinaigrette and fresh thyme.

I am not a huge salad fan ever, and even less so in the middle of winter.  I have to admit that this tasted OK (I am a fan of beets), and did surprise me - but not enough to make it again.

Go visit the LYL section of the FFwD website to see what the other members made of this salad.

16 comments:

Kayte said...

Hmmmm...it looks like something was murdered on that plate...seriously red stuff! Could be because I am not a fan of beets, but I am thinking of trying it. I purchased one beet so we shall see if I get brave enough to create seriously red stuff on a plate or not. Thanks for the encouragement by saying you liked it.

Cher said...

I can see where salads in the middle of winter would be a weird thing!
Like the caramelized onion idea.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Caramelising the onions is a great idea! :)

MyBlackPoodle said...

My family didn't eat this, but I loved it. I am surprised how many people have an issue with raw onions and beets. I thought it was just them. Dorie's method of soaking the onions twice in cold water, then ice water really changed their consistency. It was the first time I did it that way and was surprised at the results.

yummychunklet said...

Adding the caramelized onions sounded like a better idea than to use straight raw onions, but I had to take a pass. Though, I'm still allured by the beets' color.

jillbert said...

You're always game to try something, even if you don't think you'll like it. I'm not quite that adventurous!

lola said...

Clever to caramelize the onions since you don't like raw onions!

DessertByCandy said...

Mmmm, the caramelized onion sounds good. I'll have to try that combo myself.

Adriana said...

At least you gave it a try! We need to balance out the salads and the 'refreshing' entrees for the benefit of the FFwD folks in the southern hemisphere.

Sis. Boom. said...

Well now if there is anything I like better than beets it is caramelized onion. Interesting shot there though! lol. I am now going to drool at those orange cream cupcakes!

Gloria said...

cake law I love caramelized onions! look yumm! gloria

Cakelaw said...

LOL SisBoom - yes, it looks like an explosion on a plate - I think I was just so sick of fighting with the salad leaves and dressing and beets that I just thought "right" and snapped it as is.

Lizzy said...

You are a good sport...adapted the recipe, making a salad in the midst of winter. You cracked me up, though, with the explosion on a plate comment...I think we've all felt that way when it comes to photographing food :)

Kris' Kitchen said...

I think your idea to make this salad with more veges and flavors is a good idea. Mine, with just the onions and dressing, was not too wonderful and I'll not do it again...but your looks tempting.

onewetfoot.com said...

I love caramelized onions - great idea for a variation. I think I will add salad greens to this next time I make it, along with a bit of goat cheese.

Johanna GGG said...

I hate raw onions too - I think I would prefer your version but have never heard of jars of caramelised onions