Roasted white beet salad with gala apples - trotter

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 large White beet
1 \N Shallot; peeled
6 tablespoons Olive oil
1 large Poblano chile pepper; roasted, skinned and seeded
2 tablespoons Water
\N \N Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Rice vinegar
20 \N Dandelion greens; or mixed spring greens
1 small Gala apple; julienned
¼ cup Pistachios; toasted, and coarsely chopped

Roast beet at 375F for 2 to 2½ hours, or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool. Peel skin, removing brown outer portion. Cut peeled beet into batons and set aside. Place shallot and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a small ovenproof pan and bake at 375F for 30 minutes, or until tender.

Remove from pan and reserve olive oil. Remove tough outer layer of the shallot and cut into thin pieces. Coarsely chop half of the roasted chile and place it in blender with reserved oil the shallots were cooked in and the water. Puree until smooth, then strain. Season with salt and pepper and store in refrigerator. Cut remaining chile into small dice and place in a small bowl with vinegar. Slowly whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lightly toss dandelion greens, shallot, white beets and apple with vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper.

Arrange apple, beet and shallot mixture on top of greens. Place pistachios around greens. Spoon chile puree on top of and around salad.

EACH: 362 cals, 25g fat, 56%cff.

Recipe from CHARLIE TROTTER'S VEGETABLES by Charlie Trotter, 1996, Ten Speed Press.

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NOTES : Serves 4

Recipe by: Charlie Trotter's Vegetables 1996 Posted to EAT-LF Digest by PatHanneman <kitpath@...> on Apr 10, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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