Coffee Glazed Golden Beet Salad

By inpatskitchen
February 3, 2016
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Author Notes: Some beautiful golden beets at the market inspired this recipe...inpatskitchen

Makes: 4 to 6 servings

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
  1. 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.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and whisk in the mustard, two teaspoons vinegar and the oil. Set aside.

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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Scatter the feta cheese over the salad and drizzle with as much of the glaze as you like.
  5. NOTE: If your beet greens are sparse, fill in with another dark leafy one such as kale.

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