|Lime & Honey Beet Salad|
When my son was about three I brought him to the dentist. As Dr. Nancy was examining his teeth she exclaimed, “Everything looks good except he has unusual stains for his age. I know you aren’t giving him red wine to drink, (Though my Italian grandparents would not have had any objections to that.) but tell me what does he eat that is red and not common for a 3 year old.... I thought hard, “Beets” he loves beets.
“That’s what it is.” she said, along with a reassuring, “Don’t worry about the stains they come out easily - it’s fantastic that you give your kids such healthy foods to eat.”
I always thought beets made sense to give to toddlers. They are sweet, easy to chew and incredibly healthy.
Enough said... you get the point, we are beet eating family, and Dorie’s lime and honey beet salad was a hit. We loved the zestiness of the lime and the buckwheat honey we used really off set the earthiness of the beets.
My only criticism of the recipe was that I think it wasn’t enough dressing for a pound of beets. Doubling it I thought was the perfect amount of coverage. I also boiled the beets because I figured that steaming hot beets would be best for absorbing the vinaigrette, and I wasn’t disappointed.