did you have the lamb sandwich with the side of beets at HC? I had that last week and it was quite the tastiness. i like some beets, but not a ginormous mound of them, but those at HC were just enough (in a small bowl) to not taste “dirt-y”.
salad looks lovely and i’m sure those wheat berries add a nice little crunch-like component, and will tide you over until the spring stuff finally arrives!
Tim, this salad sounds hearty and flavourful. I tend to eat with my eyes so I love the colours too. Although it is the middle of autumn here I can still get my hands on all those ingredients. Thanks for sharing.
I used to dislike beets as well and now I can’t seem to get enough of them! This is something I’ll definitely have to try! You’ve also made me fondly remember my visits to Hot Chocolate and how absolutely delicious it is! Next time I go home to visit I’ll have to make that a stop on my foodie tour :)
I am really happy when I get recipes for salads. When I am making a salad, I tend to go over and over for the same dressings and ingredients, and reading a new recipe is always a fresh and sometimes surprising start, even if I always end up doing some adjustments. This combination sounds really interesting: I am always looking forward for new ways of using beetroots, one vegetable which I don’t like enough to eat on its own, but which I do enjoy in combinations.
oh, yeah, good stuff this!! we pull this one out year-round, since beets travel and store well. we eat it with lentils, the little green de puy french ones. and it’s pretty groovy for lunch the next day, also.
Hey, Tim! I did a nice riff on your salad this weekend, with black beluga lentils standing in for the wheat berries, and served it in savoy cabbage leaf bowls. It was terrific! Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be blogging abut it later in the week, and as always, will link back to you.
Have a good week!
I made this beautiful & tasty salad last weekend during my Moms Retreat. Imagine six moms (sans husbands & kids) in a sweet rented cottage in Sonoma – relaxed, sipping bubbly & eating this wonderful salad on a sunny day. Perfect! We all thank you.
Ok, I finally made this, and its just delicious. Wheatberries are such a great addition, I have been eating beet and goat chees salads for what feels like ages but this recipe made it feel substantial, like something you want to share. Thanks so much.