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Hey foodies! With the sweltering heat of August killing even some of the best hot dishes, everyone's turning to lighter, cooler meals and treats to whet their appetites. What do you whip up when it's hot outside? Is it a cool cucumber salad, an icy drink, or some light grilled chicken?
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- My favorite summer treat (besides a good drink) is a beet salad. I have a family recipe that I use that I am offering up to the Yummr gods. Check it out. I guarantee you'll love it!
Beets - (boiled until a fork easily goes in it, about an hour), peeled, sliced into strips
Fresh arugula - rinsed, patted dry with a paper towel
Goat cheese - chevre
Walnuts - chopped
Dry powdered mustard
Salt and pepper
The amount of ingredients depends on how many people you are serving and how much salad you intend to serve them. The important thing is that this is a good blend of flavors. I didn't try tossing this salad; each plate was composed individually.
The dressing for three individual salads was 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 lemon, 1/4 teaspoon of powdered mustard, 3/4 teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Actually, it is all to taste. These are only approximate measurements.
Assemble the salad according to how much you want. A handful of arugula leaves, a few beet juliennes, some crumbled goat cheese, garnish with chopped walnuts
Posted by: aleeza on August 30, 2007