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August 3, 2015

Ben’s Recipes : Red Beet Slaw

Finally something tasty and easy to do with beets! Ben, La Belle Assiette's guest-blogger & Summer Trainee, offers his vibrant, refreshing summer beet slaw recipe.

Red Beet Slaw

A beet has a knack for pushing people away. It’s an ugly root with an earthy taste and scent. Alone, the beet can remind one of wet dirt. However, on the inside the beet always carries a brilliant color, and if prepared right and paired well, it can play an important role in the flavor profile of a vibrant dish.

This red beet slaw is a simple way to add bright color and hearty flavor to a dish, while also helping you cool down with something chill on a hot summer day. It can compliment pastrami and swiss cheese,  add flair to a panini, and more.

When it comes time to plating a dish, it’s always helpful to use more vibrant, natural colors. The beet satisfies both requirements, so whether you use the juices from this slaw or the slaw itself, you’ll add great color and depth to the design of your dish.

– Ben

Ben Gaiarin is the author of the food blog BenGusto.com, and the new Assistant in Marketing and PR at La Belle Assiette. 


 

Red Beet Slaw

Serves 3, Prep Time: 5 minutes 

–       Shavings of 1 medium Red Beet

–       2 tsp. Greek Yogurt

–       1 ½ tsp. Mayonnaise

–       1 tsp. Honey

–       Pinch of Salt

–       1 tbsp. Fresh Dill, finely chopped

–       2 tsp. ground Dijon Mustard

There is only one step involved here: mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl! In a quick flash, you’re ready to enjoy the beauty of the beet.

Mixing in the mayo, greek yogurt, and mustard.

Mixing in the mayo, greek yogurt, and mustard.

The finished "slaw" (slaw is a term for a salad of roughly shaven root vegetables or cabbages).

The finished “slaw” (slaw is a term for a salad of roughly shaven root vegetables or cabbages).

You can use the leftover juices of the beet slaw to add color to your best dishes.

You can use the leftover juices of the beet slaw to add color to your best dishes.

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