Recipe by cookiedog
From Firehouse Food: Cooking with San Francisco's Firefighters.
Top Review by JanuaryBride
Excellent salad! Love that dressing (I used raspberry vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar and then added some extra jam and less sugar - my olive oil was pretty strong). I then omitted the cheese and added some thinly sliced apple, orange and celery. Wonderful!
- 6 medium beets, stemmed (red, gold, or a combination, about 1 1/2 pounds total)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 3⁄4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons minced red onions
- 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces mixed baby lettuces and spring greens
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted
- fresh ground black pepper
- 6 ounces gorgonzola, crumbled
Directions See How It's Made
- To Roast the Beets: Adjust the oven rack to the center position and preheat the oven to 400°F Rub the beets with the olive oil and wrap them together in a large piece of aluminum foil. Put the beets in a small roasting pan or baking dish and roast them for 50 minutes to an hour, until they are tender when a knife is inserted in the center.
- Remove the foil packet from the pan and let the beets cool on the foil before unwrapping. Using your fingers, peel the beets over the foil. The skins should slip off easily; if not, use a paring knife. Cut the beets into 1/4-inch matchstick slices and reserve.
- To make the Vinaigrette: Put the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, onion, jam, mustard, and sugar in the container of a blender or food processor. Process until well blended and emulsified. (You should have 1 cup.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- To Assemble the salad: In a large salad bowl, toss the greens, beets, and walnuts with half of the dressing. Season to taste with pepper. Top each serving with some of the cheese. Pass the remaining dressing at the table.