Thursday, October 27, 2011



Recipe: Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad

  1. 4 beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges (1 1/2 pounds)
  2. 2 thyme sprigs
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 1 large fennel bulb with fronds—bulb cut into 1/2-inch wedges, 1 tablespoon chopped fronds
  7. 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium baking dish, toss the beets with the thyme, the water and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and cook for about 40 minutes, or until tender. Let cool slightly. Discard the thyme.
  2. In a small baking dish, drizzle the fennel wedges with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer, or until tender and lightly browned.
  3. Pour the beet juices into a bowl and whisk in the vinegar. Add the beets, fennel wedges and fronds and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
NOTES One Serving 169 cal, 8 gm total fat, 1.0 gm saturated fat, 25 gm carb, 8 gm fiber.

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Celeste Bergin said...

nice painting---the colors are scrumptious

M R Anand said...

yummy! the painting and the colours are brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Carol~!

Pam Holnback said...

Great composition. Beautiful lights!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

If you will prepare this, I'll hop right over! Sounds delish!

Your painting caused me to drool more than the recipe!


suzanneberry said...

lovely painting and thanks for the recipe!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful and colorful painting!!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Love the composition and colors and the feeling of mystery. I'm going to have to try the recipe, now that the weather is finally cooler, it seems perfect! (Thanks for your really nice comment on my blog!)

Kay said...

yummy painting and recipe!

Diana Marshall said...

Great painting, love the colours.