Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cook: DeliciousLA Beet Gorgonzola and Spiced Pecan Salad

This super tasty and sexy salad is incredibly easy if you are able to get a couple of key ingredients from Trader Joe's.  If not, you can still make it following this recipe on epicurious.


  • one box trader joe's steamed and peeled ready to eat baby beets
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/3 cup trader joe's sweet and spicy pecans, broken into pieces
  • 1 bag (I think 12 oz?) of spring salad mix
  • olive oil   (3 or 4 tablespoons)
  • sherry wine vinegar   (3 to 6 tablespoons, depending on our preference)
  • 1 large garlic clove pressed
  • pinch of sugar
  • sea salt

  1. Slice beets into 1/2 centimeter thickness or as desired, put aside
  2. Place spring mix into a large salad bowl, with gorgonzola cheese and pecans
  3. add beets, but reserve a few slices for garnish
  4. In a separate bowl, prepare the dressing.  Although most recipes call for lot of oil, I prefer to use at most a 1:1 ratio of oil:vinegar, sometimes even 1:2.  Whisk to mix the olive oil and sherry wine vinegar, garlic clove and pinch of sugar. Salt to taste. 
  5. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently to coat.
  6. Plate into serving dishes, add beets on top for garnish. Add more cheese/pecans if desired.

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