It’s a testament to how busy I have been in the past couple of weeks that I can barely remember making, photographing and eating this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Lime Honey Beet Salad, p 121). I have a vague recollection of roasting beets very late one evening and peeling them very early the next morning. Later that day, I made the salad dressing and obviously took the photo below…
I do remember dressing the beets and letting the salad sit, as per Dorie’s instructions, in the fridge for at least a couple of hours (yes, for once I read the recipe properly!). Somehow I seem to have taken the other photos later on but I have absolutely no memory of that!
Whilst I can’t remember when I ate this or with what (a baguette and cheese maybe?), what I DO remember is the taste of this – I was skeptical of the lime and honey working but it was a tangy and fresh vinaigrette that worked so well with the earthy beets. I didn’t use the dill (most likely I didn’t remember to buy any and was already in the middle of the vinaigrette when I realised this) but I don’t think it needed it. I did add quite a bit of lime zest and some extra chives as you can see.
This one I marked: “to make again”. I generally have a hard time with beets – memories of Nana’s canned beets tainted my taste for them for many years – but apparently this is a salad I would eat again. And, you know - if I can sleep-cook-photograph-eat this, anyone can make this
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