Sometimes the best meal ideas come to you while you are walking through the grocery store. When we spotted these golden beets in Whole Foods immediately thought rustic winter salad.
What we used: golden beets, thick cut maple bacon, mixed greens, blood oranges, and brie. You will also need sugar, maple syrup, old bread, seasonings, dijon mustard, olive oil, apple cider vinegar.
First off we cooked our bacon low and slow. Once it was crisp we candied it with a little maple syrup.
Next we roasted the beets whole, with the skins. Once cooked you will be able to peel the skins right off. I then cubed the beets and sauteed them with butter, sugar, and a mix of spices (paprika, garlic, italian seasonings).
Lastly, I made the blood orange dressing by juicing two oranges and mixing it with the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and spices.
Assemble the salad and top with homemade croutons. This salad was filling and delicious, and I was almost to full to eat the meal we cooked to go with it.
Almost. I mean who can say no to scallops and rib eye steaks?