Golden Beets and Green Beans Served at 2013 Obama Inaugural Lunc

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

The official recipe for a first course side dish served on January 20, 2013 at the luncheon following the second Obama Inauguration

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil and add 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt.
  2. Place beets into water gently and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove beets using a strainer and set in a bowl.
  4. Allow water to return to a boil and gently add the green beans for 3-4 minutes until tender. Remove the beans from the pot using a strainer and add to the bowl with the beets.
  5. Place olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat.
  6. Add the shallots to cook until tender.
  7. Add the beets and beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.