Sunday, June 17, 2012

French Sunday with Dorie ~ Lime Honey Beet Salad

Lime Honey Beet Salad…delicious!

I was going to skip this weeks FFwD recipe. Not because I don’t like beets (I love them), but because I was visiting my daughter and her family for the weekend. We've been very busy with end of the year school activities.  First, we had a Flag Day ceremony at my granddaughters school.  She and her classmates did a wonderful job of honoring some of her towns local veterans.  My granddaughter did a great job giving a synopsis of one of the veterans they were honoring. She memorized her part and performed it with confidence! Watching this little girl grow into a self-assured, intelligent young lady was a thrill for me! Then we went outside to take part in her Field Day fun! Sack races and pizza were on the agenda for the day!  The following day, we attended a pre-school moving up ceremony for our twin four year old grandsons! It doesn’t get better for this grandma!
So, although I bought the beets and made the dressing, I never got a chance to post about it! This beet dish was very easy to put together! I bought ready cooked beets in the produce department, so that I could get them done with all of my time constraints! Mixing all the ingredients for the dressing took minutes! I then put the beets in the refrigerator for about an hour before we served them.  They were great with our dinner of grilled fish, couscous and green salad.  Although we rinsed the dressing off the beets for the kids, the adults really enjoyed them. The next day my daughter and I ate the leftover beets with our lunch. They had soaked up the wonderful flavor of the dressing and were even better than the day before! Even though I'm a little late, I’m so glad I got this one done. This beet dish is something I will make and enjoy over and over again!! Another winner!
The recipe for this dish can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table” or here where it has been posted on-line!  To see what other Doristas are doing with this dish check it out here!


Mixing the dressing


If you love beets…you’ll love these

25 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy-I figured you were away visiting your children (daughter)...what a proud grandmother you must be of your granddaughter, its so nice to witness a part of such an honor, and cherish the memories!

    Your beets are divine, love the glistening look on the with the amazing flavorful dressing. Now, I must search for my daughter's book, to want to make it. (she probably hid the book from me, while she's away)
    Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday for Father's Day!
    xo

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  2. Looks delish! Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Looks good Kathy! Glad you could squeak this one out. I have to agree that these were better the next day. Like, WAY better.

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  4. Isn't it fun being a Grandmother? I feel so fortunate to have seen so many of the various events from Tricia's
    boys. Glad you could try this recipe and enjoy it. Hubby wasn't too pleased but with the exception of the dill,
    I did finish this off this week and it got better each day. Have a great weekend.

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  5. How great that you got to spend time with your family and still managed to do the recipe!!!

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  6. I think my parents enjoy my kids way more than they enjoyed me - it probably has to do with being able to send them home at night :-)
    Looks lovely.

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your grandchildren:) This was a quick, easy and delicious recipe to make:. One of my favorites for beets. Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

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  8. I so wish I liked beets! Just never cultivated that taste- but your salad looks lovely! You are a lucky grandma- I can't wait!

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  9. I had to skip this one, since I was in bed with a fever. Too bad since I love beets. But they´re so easy I will make them soon. How great to share such important moments with your grandchildren! Have a great week!

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  10. Ohhhh this looks delicious - I never thought of putting lime with beets - wonderful. so glad you had such a great time with daughter and grand daughter - what a thrill to see your grand daughter grow in such a lovely manner!
    mary x

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  11. I ended up making these late on Friday, but I'm going to post next Friday. I'm afraid I won't be able to convince anyone here into eating seaweed sables! I love beets, too, and couldn't pass this one up :)

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  12. You don't look old enough to be a grandmother! I thought the salad tasted better the next day too.

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  13. I'm happy you were able to make this, late or not!

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  14. It's so nice to hear that you had so much to celebrate this weekend, Kathy! All your grandchildren's achievements plus a delicious beet salad. I also thought this was delicious, though of course, I do love beets.

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  15. I have never tried beets before! I really should give a go one of these days! Nice plate of salad!

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  16. Mmmm, beets never looked so tasty :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. Wow, you have had a busy but really awesome week! We really enjoyed the beet salad also. Yours look delicious!

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  18. We really liked this, too, Kathy. It's not that cooking beet is hard, it's just messy & takes time. I love the pre-cooked fresh ones & use them quite often.

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  19. I love beets and this recipe looks and sounds like a hit. I never cooked them with such a sauce but they look really delicious!

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  20. Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by. Your beets look very tasty, I had none left over, my neice ate them so don't know how they were the next day. I am going to try my hand at the seaweed sables, I have nori here already, LOL.

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  21. My sister-in-law and I were just talking about how much we love beets! Nice recipe!

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  22. It sounds like you had a busy and fun week with your family. Going to those school activities is so important and I know your grandchildren were happy that you were there. Your beet salad looks so good, Kathy. This is definitely a keeper.

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  23. Kathy, I don't know what I liked best about your Post - the "rinsing-off" of the beet dressing, the graduation ceremony for little tykes or the recitation success of your granddaughter. What is best about FFWD, I think, is seeing how these recipes and what we do with them and how we weave them into our meals and lifestyles is done. My grandchildren are 11 and 9 and only 4 hours away so I have participated in all the performances, graduations, and the like. It's a bonus, isn't it? You can't beet it............. This recipe was tasty. Although I roasted my beets, just to do it, and what else would you do when it's 102 degrees outside !!!, I think I'll make this side dish often but also go with the pre-cooked beets.

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  24. Mine was late, too. Love the story about your granddaughter. It's wonderful that you're able to be there for occasions like that. This salad is definitely a keeper.

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  25. Oooh these beets look really yummy. Lime and beets sound like a very interesting combination.

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