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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mixed Green Salad With Beet Vinaigrette

First of all, this recipe is why I read blogs.  Because if I didn't read blogs, I wouldn't know about The Galley Gourmet.  And if I didn't know about The Galley Gourmet, then I wouldn't have seen this recipe.  If I hadn't seen this recipe, I wouldn't have pinned it to Pinterest.  If I hadn't pinned it to Pinterest, I wouldn't have made it.  If I hadn't made it, I wouldn't have experienced the magnificence of it on my taste buds.  And if I hadn't experienced the magnificence of it on my taste buds, all would be wrong with the world.

Now, with that said, click here, so you too, can experience the magnificence of it on your taste buds.


I have a few notes.  First, I wanted this salad last night, but I didn't want to go to the store, so I used canned beets.  I roasted them up just like I would have with fresh.  Second, I used the whole can, which may have been more than the one cup amount called for, because I ended up using quite a bit more water and oil than called for and it was still awfully thick.  I'll thin it out some more when I eat it again tonight.  Third, I only had 1/4 cup of veggie oil, so I used olive oil to make up the difference.  And fourth, I didn't have a Granny Smith apple, so I subbed a Gala.

Here's the salad coming together at my house:




I wish my photography skills could do the color of the vinaigrette justice.
It was really quite amazing.
During dinner, we played, guess what's in the dressing.
After The Dad and kids guessed every fruit and and berry under the sun, The Girl finally won with beets.
And that's after tasting it!


The recipe calls for goat cheese and pistachios.
I just happened to have this:




I know!
Clearly, this salad and I were meant to be together.

Here she is on my plate:





This is officially my new favorite salad dressing.
I'm gonna be tryin' it out with all kinds of fruit-cheese combinations.
Now go get that recipe!

5 comments:

  1. So pleased you enjoyed the recipe! It is a favorite in our house, too. I'll have to check out that cheese medallion next time I am Trader Joe's.

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  2. The salad looks delicious...I LOVE beets! But I had to laugh about the cheese. Only a cheese addict would "happen to have" pistachio covered goat cheese, haha.

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  3. MMMMMM,.....how amazing does that look. I just finished eating but now I want to eat this. Yum.

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  4. Looks yummy and I love that pretty color!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this, Mindy! It looks wonderful- I'm off to look it up. :-)

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