Roasted Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Thyme, and Balsamic Reduction
Oh How She Glows Cookbook, page 113
5-6 Medium Beets, Trimmed
1/2 Cup Hazelnuts, Toasted
4 Tablespoons Balsamic Reduction
1 Tablespoon Roasted Hazelnut Oil
6 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
1. Preheat the oven to 400.
2. Wrap each beet individually in a piece of foil and place them on a baking sheet. Roast the beets for 45-90 minutes, depending on the size of the beets, until a fork easily slides into the largest beet. Let cool for about 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
3. Reduce the oven temperature to 300. Toss the hazelnuts in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the skins have darkened and are amost falling off. Place them on a damp dish towel and rub vigorously until most of the skins fall off. Discard the skins and roughly chop the hazelnuts. Set aside.
4. Carefully unwrap the beets and trinm the ends. Under colod running water, push the beet skins off with your fingers. Discard the skins.
5. Thinly slice the beets into 1/4" rounds and arrange 7-12 beet slices on each of 3 plates.
6. Sprinkle a handful of toasted hazelnuts on top of each plate of beets. Add a drizzle of balsamic reduction and a drizzle of oil. Scatter the leaves from 1-2 sprigs thyme all over the beets on each plate and serve.
I love paging through vegan cookbooks, especially one from a blog I love as much as Oh How She Glows! I stumbled upon her online somehow and never has been disappointed by any of the recipes so I was excited to get my hands on the book and it does not disappoint. I started with the snacks and one day as I saw some beautiful beets at the store I remembered this salad. The combination of hazelnuts with beets and balsamic was so good. I topped with pepper and home made celery salt.
Chocolate Hazelnut Bark
3/4 cup hazelnuts (about 4 ounces) 1/3 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking. Turn nuts out onto a towel. Roll up towel; rub off skins. Coarsely chop nuts. Combine nuts, cherries, and ginger in a medium bowl.
3. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 15 seconds. Add to nut mixture, stirring just until combined. Spread mixture evenly on a jelly-roll pan lined with foil; freeze 1 hour. Break into pieces; serve immediately.
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