Saturday, November 30, 2013

Can't-Be-Beet-Beef Salad

"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, 
but the making something out of it after it is found." 
James Russell Lowell 
James Russell Lowell(February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.

Cook's notes: The clever recipe title with an interesting combination of salad ingredients caught my attention. It was featured in BHG Best Recipes Yearbook 1995. The photo in the BHG book showed the salad artfully displayed on a large platter. I chose to make individual servings as shown in the photo below. This is a salad with possibilities. All you need is a bit of creativity arranging the ingredients on the mixed greens . The salad is a healthy dish depending on how much dressing is used and what kind.  The suggested dressing was a dill buttermilk but a herb ranch could be substituted as well as an orange or raspberry vinaigrette. 

Can't-Be-Beet Beef Salad
  • deli Angus roast beef
  • beets (canned or cooked beets-red- stripped-gold-white)
  • cucumbers
  • red onion
  • tomatoes
  • mixed greens
  • pine nuts or walnuts
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • options: mushrooms, squash, orange slices 
  • Lay mixed greens on salad plate 
  • Group ingredients together that are the same over mixed green as show in the photo 

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