Yummy Recipe of the Week: Watercress and Beet Salad.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Remember when I told you all that I was going to share with you some of my favorite recipes from the Kind Diet? I bet you thought I would forget all about that didn't you? Well, look at me making good on my promise! I am about to share with you my absolute favorite new recipe, a watercress and beet salad. Honestly, who knew beets were so good, so good for you, and so easy to make? Um, I sure didn't! I found this salad last week and we have had it every night since (seriously.) It really is the perfect side dish to any meal. Since we are not vegans, cheese I heart you, I added in some goat cheese. The recipe can be done either way.

Watercress, Beet, and Heirloom Tomato Salad. 

Ingredients for 2
2 medium beets
1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed
1 tomato, preferably an heirloom variety, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Goat cheese if you love it as much as I do. 
Preheat the oven to 425f. Wrap the beets in foil, and roast 40 to 60 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a skewer. Allow the beets to cool a bit, then slip off the skins and slice the beets into quarters from root to stem or slice as I did.
Combine the beets, watercress, and tomato in a salad bowl. Mic the olive oil and lemon juice together, and pour over the salad; mix well. Add a couple pinches of salt and a little pepper to taste. Toss again and serve. If preferred top with a few slices of goat cheese. 


Polly said...

Yum, I love beetroot, looks delish.

lunarossa said...

I've prepared a similar salad before with goat cheese and it's really yummy! Ciao. A.

Kriss said...

It's sounds great...now if I could just get past the beets. I have had them once and the texture got me.

Jodi said...

So we should NOT dye eggs until next year? They are for sure going to hunt for the eggs.

Yummy Mummy said...

Jodi... absolutely on the hunt. We did one last year and it was awesome.

Hell to the no on the eggs. While we didn't have any major disasters I can't imagine what it would have been like with two. My fingers and his lips are still blue! I'm trying again in about a decade!

The bonus? He refuses to eat the eggs. Now I have to eat them all. Thank you but no thank you!