Coffee Glazed Golden Beet Salad

February  3, 2016
0 Ratings
Photo by inpatskitchen
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings
Author Notes

Some beautiful golden beets at the market inspired this recipe... —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • For the coffee glaze
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon plus two teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • For the salad
  • 6 medium golden beets with the greens attached (try to find beets with full greens)
  • Olive oil
  • 3 to 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • The previously made glaze
  1. For the coffee glaze
  2. In a small sauce pan combine the coffee,one tablespoon of the vinegar, the honey and the salt. Cook over medium heat until reduced by half.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and whisk in the mustard, two teaspoons vinegar and the oil. Set aside.
  1. For the salad
  2. Cut the greens off the beets, wash and dry them and then refrigerate while you cook the beet roots. Wash the beet roots but don't peel them.
  3. Place the beet roots in a baking dish and drizzle with a little olive oil. Cover the dish and bake in a pre heated 375F oven for about one hour or until the beets are tender. Once cool enough to handle, peel the skin off the beets. (I use a small paring knife for this). Refrigerate the beets for a bit.
  4. Chop or tear the beet greens and place them on a serving platter. Slice the beet roots in rounds and scatter the slices over and around the greens.
  5. Scatter the feta cheese over the salad and drizzle with as much of the glaze as you like.
  6. NOTE: If your beet greens are sparse, fill in with another dark leafy one such as kale.

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  • LeBec Fin
    LeBec Fin
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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

2 Reviews

LeBec F. February 3, 2016
ah HA, pat, NOW we're talkin'! If this isn't innovative, i don't know what is!
The kind of recipe that gets my wheels a'spinnin'! Must try this.
inpatskitchen February 4, 2016
Thanks Mindy! It's rather earthy with a little sweet from the glaze and tangy/salty from the cheese.