Friday, June 15, 2012

FFwD - Lime Honey Beet Salad


This week's French Friday with Dorie recipe is Lime Honey Beet Salad.  It doesn't sound like much, and to be honest, it isn't much - beet wedges are dressed with a dressing of cider vinegar (in my case, white wine vinegar), olive oil, lime zest and juice and honey.  I like beets, and the dressing lifts them to another place, but I can't really think of this as a recipe.

I was not going to cook beets because I hate dying my fingers purple in the process of peeling them, so I bought pre-cooked, canned beet wedges.  I served it alongside whatever I was having for dinner as a side dish.

To see what the other FFwD participants thought of this recipe, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

10 comments:

Cher Rockwell said...

Yes, my fingers were red for two days after this one...

Kari said...

Beetroot and I have a love hate relationship - I love it in baked goods, and when it's baked, but am less fond of it by itself. I do like the idea of a lime honey dressing though!

mireia badia said...

I'm not really sure I wouldn't really enjoy this recipe either but it's always great that you tried something new :)

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I love beet, but have to admit never made thema t home, i always buy in the bottle for my salades etc...these look so good.

yummychunklet said...

Good call. If I had made this recipe, I would've used canned beets as well.

Rose said...

Sorry to hear this wasn't a hit for you. I used pre-cooked beets too. To be honest, I haven't cooked beets in years, probably since the day I discovered that they sell pre-cooked beets in my produce aisle.

I have to say that I enjoyed this one though. It wasn't exciting, but a great weeknight option; quick and nutritious.

Johanna GGG said...

I think I have seen people use gloves so they don't get their hands stained - I never do and find it washes out quickly enough - sounds like a nice side dish

Kathy said...

Sorry this wasn’t a hit for you…I really enjoyed it! But then I love beets!

Elaine said...

You are so right - there wasn't much to this, but I sure enjoyed it and pretty much ate the entire salad by myself! I haven't had beets in years, but I think they will become a regular addition to our table now.

Teresa said...

I quite liked this salad, but you're right, my hands were badly stained from peeling the beets I roasted. It was worth it, though - I've got a lot of beet lovers in my family.