Saturday, April 30, 2011

Simply Sweet Sunday Ingredient Challenge #3: Beets!

Time for challenge number three! Yipee! Things are still going strong and I'm just loving sharing this with everyone. The other gals and I are truly enjoying talking about our time in the kitchen with one another.

I'm out of town today, so I set up a linky just to make sure that everything was linked to without my help... Please feel free to enter your delicious little number on here!

Now, to my recipe!
Citrus Beet Ginger Salad

  • 2 bunches beets (about 5 or 6 medium beets)
  • 3 tangelos 
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Drizzle of olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar 
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 f. 
  2. Cut the beets in half and then slice the halves into quarter inch thick slices. 
  3. Place the sliced beets in a glass baking pan and drizzle with olive oil. 
  4. Cover the top of the pan with tin foil and place in the oven. 
  5. Let cook for 40 minutes or until the slices are tender to a poke with a fork. 
  6. Remove from oven and let stand until cool. 
  7. Drain juice into a medium bowl. 
  8. Add the 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, and ginger to the juice in bowl and whisk. 
  9. Peel the tangelos and break in half. 
  10. Slice halves in quarter inch slices.
  11. Place beet and tangelo slices in a large bowl. 
  12. Pour dressing mix from step 8 over the beets and oranges. 
  13. Enjoy! 
And the challenge for next time (due on May 15)... 
Now, it's not so much about finding a new use for hummus, 
but instead, making your own hummus recipe! 

I have fallen head over heels for all of the amazing hummus they have at the local farmer's market and decided why not try it myself! Plus you can use many types of beans to make it! 

Now, before I sign off...
Share your beet recipe with us!
Beginners who were worried about the challenge being too tough, this is the perfect one for you!