Beet Salad with Mango
Martha Stewart Living, July 2002
- 2 pounds beets, about 7 medium, scrubbed
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar
- 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch dice
- 1 pinch of sugar
- Coarsely chopped fresh chervil, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large piece of aluminum foil with parchment paper. Place beets in center of parchment paper. Drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bring aluminum foil together to completely enclose beets. Place on a baking pan, and roast until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 1 hour.
- Remove from oven, and let stand until cool enough to handle. Rub off skins, and discard. Thinly slice beets, and transfer to a platter.
- Pour rice-wine vinegar into a small bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar. Whisk to combine. Top beets with mango, and drizzle with vinegar mixture. Garnish with chervil.
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