This was the best salad I have eaten in a long time!
I wasn’t keen to begin with.
In fact, if I wasn’t part of the French Fridays with Dorie group, I would not have even paused at this page.
But I am sooo glad I did!
I had no idea that placing a sliced onion into a bowl of cold water and refrigerating it, would make it so crispy and crunchy!
The vinaigrette of Dijon mustard, honey, sherry vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper elevated the taste of the entire dish.
The assembly was the simplest and best part though!
I just had to scatter the leaves of rocket (and I had spinach as well). Sprinkle the cherry tomatoes. Layer the cooked beets that were chilling in the refrigerator with the vinaigrette. Crumb over some goat’s cheese and top with the icy red onions.
I served mine with chicken coated in panko breadcrumbs…
The combination was honestly unbeatable!
I’ll definitely make this again!
Can’t wait to see what everyone else at French Fridays with Dorie thought of this week’s recipe and what they served it with!
July 2, 2011 at 12:02 am
Your salad looks so colorful and bright, but I’m eyeing those panko-crusted chicken tenders!
July 2, 2011 at 3:11 am
The purple in your onion really stands out in your photo. Beautiful! I wasn’t overjoyed at the thought of this recipe, either, but I, too, was pleasantly surprised. I’d even make it again, especially if I could get my hands on some nice, fresh-grown beets. Glad you liked it!
July 2, 2011 at 5:04 am
Your salad looks great!
July 2, 2011 at 8:29 am
What a pretty salad. It would brighten any table.
July 2, 2011 at 9:01 am
This is probably one of the best looking salads I’ve seen today! I love how the edges of the goat cheese turned pink from the beet juice. Great job Sanya!
July 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm
I love the color of your salad1
July 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm
Beautiful salad! Happy to hear that I’m not the only one who likes beets.
July 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Beautiful! Nice additions and such a colorful photo. I’m getting good ideas for when I can actually find fresh beets. I don’t think I got excited enough to do a really great job with this recipe. You are, however, inspiring me.
July 3, 2011 at 12:12 am
I love the look of your salad, we served our beet salad with panko crusted chicken too;-) I enjoyed the vinaigrette recipe too;-)
July 3, 2011 at 3:06 am
I’m roasting more beets as I type! LOVE your salad…so perfect!
July 3, 2011 at 6:45 am
Your salad looks fantastic and I’m now wanting some chicken tenders to go with my leftovers!
July 4, 2011 at 12:11 am
Glad you enjoyed! So many colors – I am sure the chicken was happy to be paired up with it!
July 10, 2011 at 11:22 am
I missed this one, but your post makes me wish I hadn’t!