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Beet Salad with Feta and Manouri Cream

Date Added: May 21, 2010 Greek Appetizers
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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

1 hrs 40 mins

Ready In

1 hrs 50 mins

Serving

2

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Description

This is a simple yet elegant dish that is easy to prepare. Red and Yellow Beet Salad with a light dressing of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sherry Wine Vinegar, and Balsamic Vinegar. With simple and tasty accompaniments that bring this dish together.


Ingredients

  • 1  Each Red Beet
  • 1
  • 1  Each Yellow Beet
  • 2
  • 1/2  Cup(s) Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3
  • 2  Quart(s) Water
  • 4
  • 1/2  Cup(s) Sugar
  • 5
  • 1  Tea Spoon(s) Salt
  • 6
  • 1 1/2  Cup(s) Chickpeas, cooked
  • 7
  • 1  Table Spoon(s) Olive Oil
  • 8
  • ½  Each Lemon, juiced
  • 9
  •  To Taste Salt & Pepper
  • 10
  • 2  Each Caperberries, sliced
  • 11
  • 1  Table Spoon(s) Chives, chopped
  • 12
  • 1 ½  Table Spoon(s) Scallions, chopped
  • 13
  • 2  Tea Spoon(s) Dill, chopped
  • 14
  •  To Taste Feta Cheese, crumbled (for garnish)
  • 15
  •  As Needed Micro Arugula or Regular (for garnish)
  • 16
  • 1/3  Cup(s) Manouri Cream
  • 17

Directions

    1. Cook beets in water, red wine vinegar, sugar and salt until soft (a medium sized beet should be at a simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours)
    2. Let beets cool to room temperature
    3. Peel away the skin with gloves or a towel
    4. Dice beets and place in separate containers
    5. Dress beets with dressing, taste and adjust seasoning
    6. Dress chickpeas with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper
    7. Mix scallions, dill and chives together
    8. Using a ring mould, pile the beets to create a top and bottom layer with the different color
    9. Place all other components on the plate in a decorative manner, (follow Chef Ivan's video)
    10. Top the beets with Feta and lightly dressed micro greens
    11. Remove the ring mould and serve with Manouri Cream

    Dressing for Beets

    Ingredients

  • 5 Table Spoon(s) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Table Spoon(s) Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Table Spoon(s) Sherry Wine Vinegar
  • To Taste Salt & Pepper
  • Directions

    1. Whisk together olive oil, sherry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
    2. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary

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