Everyday Dorie: Ginger-Beet Salad Bowls

July 24, 2020 at 9:12 pm | Posted in cook the book fridays, everyday dorie, groups, salads, savory things | 6 Comments
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ginger-beet salad bowls

Oops- I almost forgot about this posting, but luckily I made my Ginger-Beet Salad Bowls a while back, so my photos and my thoughts were ready to go. It was a recipe I jumped the gun on last year, but I should make this cooked beet salad again because I really liked it, and also because the beets are looking pretty sweet at the greenmarket right now. I actually make a lot of composed salad “bowls” all year round. If I have a bit of leftover roasted or steamed veggies from dinner, they find their way into my lunch salad the next day. When I cook quinoa or brown rice, I always make double to keep for the rest of the week. I have a tough crowd here, but I can even get away with salad bowls for dinner if I have a bit of protein to add to the veg and grains.

I really like/need interesting ideas for vinaigrette, and this one’s spiced with ginger and harissa and is sweetened with honey. I have to admit though that it is apparently impossible for me to measure out anything for a salad dressing. I eyeball, I substitute and I adjust according to what I have and what I want the dressing to taste like. This one, for example, calls for both white wine and white balsamic vinegars. I will probably never buy white balsamic vin, so I went with all white wine here, and the flavorings I did to taste. So I guess I’m saying that I don’t know how Dorie’s dressing tastes as written, but I liked what I made using it as a guideline!

I steamed red, yellow and pink beets and added them along with radicchio to quinoa mixed with pomegranate seeds (aka rubies), scallions and herbs. There’s a swoop of Greek yogurt in the bowl, too, and spoonfuls of dressing drizzled about….a very good summer lunch.

For the recipe, see Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan, and head over to Cook the Book Fridays to see all of our beet bowls this week.

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  1. Beautiful Steph! I missed the memo about yoghurt but need to add that next time! And you were right to eyeball the dressing quantities. I could barely taste the harissa and couldn’t taste the ginger at all in mine – need to fix that next time!

  2. Gorgeous photo ! I am loving the beautiful beets you made this with and was hoping to be able to pick up some “non-red” ones to liven up the dish. But that will come for next time lol. I am with you on both liking the vinaigrette and being a bit creative when doing the dressings. I am not sure I ever get my vinaigrettes exactly the same but I enjoy them often and love these new ingredient options !

  3. I substituted as well for the dressing. I had red wine vinegar and regular balsamic and it turned out fine. My dressing was just a little bit darker but it didn’t bother me. We enjoyed this tasty salad.

  4. Very nice. Looks delicious. I never knew beets in a myriad of colors could be so beautiful. And, good for you for adopting this recipe to your needs. I’ve always understood Dorie’s recipes to be a starting place/ a take off point which allows the home cook to be creative and adjust to her/his own tastes.

  5. I am glad to have seen this post – I randomly bought some whole beets and was wondering what to do with them. This looks delicious.

  6. I had no idea until I was seeing everyone’s posts that beets are anything but red 😳😂. Learn something new everyday! We loved this salad and especially the dressing!!


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