Beets with Watercress and Bibb Lettuce

A beet salad makes a lovely addition to any meal.

  • Servings: 8
Beets with Watercress and Bibb Lettuce

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch medium red beets, trimmed and scrubbed (4 to 6 beets)
  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch (6 ounces) watercress, tough stems trimmed
  • 1 medium head (5 ounces) Bibb lettuce, leaves torn into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Divide beets between 2 parchment-lined pieces of foil. Fold each in half, crimping edges to seal. Place packets on a baking sheet, and roast until beets are tender, about 1 hour, 20 minutes. Peel, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds and wedges.

  2. Whisk together vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Add oil, whisking until emulsified. Arrange greens and beets on a platter. Drizzle with dressing, and season with pepper.

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