Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Beet Sandwich with Ricotta Salata + Orange Vinaigrette
This simple sandwich or crostini is a unique spin on the traditional bruschetta. A perfect lunch or serve it as an appetizer at a cocktail party.
Recipe :: Beet Sandwich
4 medium red beets
2 medium golden beets
4-6 slices of thick toast (we used French whole wheat)
Thin shavings of ricotta salata
Juice of ½ orange
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
Tsp chopped shallot
Salt + pepper to taste
Bring a pot of water to a boil and boil beets until fork tender. Peel skin (loosened from boil) off the beets and cut in a medium dice. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients: juice, vinegar, oil, shallot, salt + pepper. Toss beets in vinaigrette. Arrange on toasted bread (we toasted our in a grill pan with a little brush of olive oil). Serves four to six.