upbeat beets

my weekend raids in the garden just seem to be getting larger and bulkier every week – TOTALLY loving it!!

saturday i picked a mean bunch of goodness

and i couldnt help but place my articles on display :0)

the first ear of corn from the garden was grilled right in its husk and eaten within moments of coming off the grill – patiently stalking the bed for the next ones to be ready, dayummmm that was tasty!

the green beans, some yellow squash, and the carrots were coated with olive oil, s&p and paprika to be grilled for dinner – simplicity is so tasty most nights

with the amount of beets that were ready to pick and the hubster seeming to be getting tired of eating them roasted/grilled – btw, who in their right mind could ever tire of these bits of goodness?! – i used them to put together a finger lickin’ appetizer for our family party using this recipe i found online

mine don’t look quite as beautiful as the picture the professionals took, but they sure tasted deeeeelicious

for your dining pleasure, i present to you my variation of the recipe mentioned above… i always find myself adding a little bit more of this and that with some extra LOVE

GRATED RAW BEET SALAD

4 beets, grated
1/2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 T. olive oil
3 T. minced parsley, mint and chives
salt and pepper to taste
2 heads of endive

1. mix the grated beets, orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs and salt and pepper in a glass bowl (plastic ones get stained, i learned the hard way!)
2. let this sit in your fridge overnight so the beets soak up all of the goodness
3. cut the end off of your endive heads to separate the leaves into little ‘boats’, place a tablespoon or so inside of the leaf and arrange nicely on a platter for your guests to gobble up

ENJOY!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karen on 2011/07/18 at 14:18

    I love beets most anyway they are prepared but I have never eaten them raw. I can’t wait to try your recipe. The only thing I have harvested from my garden so far is herbs Your harvest looks great.

    Reply

    • Posted by Mel on 2011/07/18 at 14:23

      I was thinking the same thing until I came across this recipe. I hope you’ll be as happily surprised as I was!

      Reply

  2. Posted by Susan on 2011/07/18 at 14:44

    I had the good fortune to be able to enjoys these lovely little beet boats of delight. The sweetness of the beets was a nice contrast to the tartness of the belgian endive.

    -Susan

    Reply

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