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Salad of Roasted beets and sliced apples with Pomegranate-Honey vinaigrette

September 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Allergies, Brunch, canning, Cuvee at The Greenporter Hotel, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Entertaining, Events, Fall Recipes, Gardening, Grilling, Holiday, Kosher, Low-Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian

Although I am not a vegetarian, I was for many years when I was a student.  We have a great vegetarian following at Cuvee at The Greenporter Hotel and also try to make vegetable dishes light yet satisfying.  This salad is perfect for a dinner party or holiday gathering with it’s bright colors.  It could be served with grilled meat (lamb especially) or also with empanadas or a side dish of cous cous.  Serve with fruit-filled Sangria with your favorite table wine.

The Salad

Serves up to 10
1 lb of mesclun greens
2 cored and thinly sliced granny smith apples
3 large roasted, peeled and sliced red beets
5 small roated, peeled and sliced golden beets
1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts aka pignoli nuts or pumpkin seeds to garnish top of salad
The seeds of 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds for garnish on top

The Honey-Pomegranate vinaigrette
1/2 cup of sherry vinager
1 tablespoon of pomegranate syrup (available at specialty shops like Kalustyans in Manhattan or International Foods in Roslyn Heights)
3/4 cup of EVOO
2 tablespoons of pomegranate syrup
1 tablespoon of honey
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Whisk all ingredients except for the olive oil in a bowl.  Then drizzle in the olive oil little by little until it appears creamy (emulsified).  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Note* do not dress your salad until serving time as the vinager will wilt your fresh greens. 

For more holiday recipes, check out Patch.com and select the North Fork edition.

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