Ensalada de Betabel : Beet Salad

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Total Time
25 mins
20 mins

Having lived in Oaxaca for about 3 years, this recipe brings back fond memories. The aniseseed gives this salad a distinctly Oaxacan touch.

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  1. For the greens: If the greens are really big leaves, roughly cut or tear them.
  2. Steam the greens for ten minutes over 2 cups water.
  3. Drain for 20 minutes, then place the greens in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, mix the garlic, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour over the greens and toss well.
  6. For the salad: In a small mixing bowl, mix the vinegar, oil, garlic, aniseed, pepper and limejuice.
  7. Add the beets and allow to marinate.
  8. At serving time, lay the greens on a platter.
  9. Spoon the beet cubes on top and top with orange wedges, green onion and parsley.