Friday, July 1, 2011

Roasted Beets (with burrata cheese) Salad

Happy Canada day to all my Canadian peeps!! I started the long weekend a lit-tle early yesterday lounging in the sun (with spf 70) and an iced *ahem* lemonade to rest my wrist.  I have to say sitting still is not my forte, but it's a skill I'm working hard to perfect. Ha! Despite the fact that there are things to be tidied, closets still to be cleaned (whole bag full of clothes purged so far) and other tasks sure to be found I'm thinking this will be the weekend of nothing.  The Chef's up to his eyeballs at the restaurant and it just may be the perfect time for me to sample a few new cocktails to ensure they're just right.   Perhaps this is my new calling--Cocktail Taster Extraordinaire.  Has a certain ring to it don't you think?

One of my fave dishes on the menu right now is the Roasted Beets Salad.  It is out of this world with arugula and burrata cheese.  In case you're looking for a little something special to whip up this weekend we've included the recipe below.  Hope you enjoy!

Roasted Beets - burrata, arugula, whipped olive oil
Serves 4
Ingredients
2ea large red beets
2ea large gold beets
1 ea ball of burrata cut in 16 pieces
2C arugula
1 egg yolk
1 lemon
1/2C+2T extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Method

Season  beets (not peeled) with salt, pepper and olive oil. Roast at 375 for 30-45minutes or till a knife slides out of the beet.  Once cooked set in refrigerator to chill. Once chilled peel and cut into large chunks.  Toss chunks with olive oil salt and pepper.

Whipped olive oil: place shallot, lemon juice, water, in blender and mix on high for 30 seconds.  Then slowly drizzle in olive oil.  It should get thick and creamy, season w/salt.
To plate arrange beets on plate, top each beet with cheese, spoon whipped olive oil on cheese and around plate.  Toss arugula with oil, salt and pepper, and sprinkle leaves over salad.
On that note I think it's time for a snack...famous last words.  I am so looking forward to the 4th--the Chef is off that day and we're going to mix cocktails, grill our faves and sun all day long.  Pure bliss!  Any special plans on your agenda?  All I know is the holiday traffic started up yesterday afternoon when it took 45 minutes to go 4 miles and there wasn't an accident in sight.  *practices deep breathing* 'Tis the season of the tourist so look for me losing my beans when I'm late yet again, or better yet just putting myself on lockdown with the margarita blender.  Now there's a plan...

61 comments:

Katie said...

Keep me updated on the cocktail testing and send someone out here to make me this salad. Thank you.

Katie said...

Ok I was leaving you a comment about cocktails while you left me a comment about cocktails. Sign? I think so. (We're meeting up in Vegas if I ever plan that vacation, right? From what I hear there's plenty of cocktails to be had there.)

this free bird said...

Katie we would tear Vegas to the ground. Or at least the cocktail waitresses.

xo,
C

Cheryl said...

The salad looks divine!

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annelise said...

Carrie the Cocktail Tester. You should definitely get that sorted out immediately.

Beetroot is one of my favourites but I've never heard of burrata. The salad looks pretty good though.

Happy Canada Day!

Judy C said...

OK You learn something new every day if you blog. I never knew there was such a thing as a yellow beet. Of course I live in Tennessee, where the dried bean and green dinner is king. But I'm surely going to look for these. Also I haven't seen fresh red beets either. I need to look in a specialty food store we have here. The salad looks worth the work.

Julie and Lauren said...

Oh wow- I'm going to be craving this now!! Looks delicious. Might have to make it this weekend. I certainly have a weakness for burrata. XO

LyddieGal said...

That salad sounds so unique... The thought of it is really making me wish I could visit the chefs restaurant and see what else is on the menu.

Hope you have a great weekend, and happy Canada day!

Cara said...

not a big beet fan...looks interesting though :)
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Closet Fashionista said...

That looks so good!! but I wouldn't like it...hahaha
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

It's so funny, I was just searching beet recipes the other day and now they are popping up everywhere. I love beets! I do not love, or miss, socal holiday traffic!

Debby said...

Carrie, does Chef know you are sharing his secret recipes w/ the world? hee hee. Rest your wrist this weekend, grill away, and see some fireworks! I think I am heading up to Maine for a little getaway. xo

A Bigger Closet said...

The salad looks scrumptious!

Happy Canada Day. :)

sherri lynn said...

This looks so delicious! Your plans for the 4th sound perfect. I hope you enjoy being together and relaxing! My husband and I are heading west for a little vacay, can't wait!

Teresita said...

this makes me hungry, looks so healthy and organic!! love the colors, yummie<3

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Wynne Prasetyo said...

foodgasm alert here!

Courtney Erin said...

Happy Canada Day!!! Also, you should get business cards printed that say "professional cocktail taster"...just sayin'.

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Emily Marie said...

YUM! Sounds delicious! Have a great weekend :)

PS - Would love to see you link up Wednesday on my "Let's Be Adventurers" bar crawl! xo

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Carrie,
...weekend of nothing... I love that! I hope you have fun this weekend.

The images are yummy!

amy b.s. said...

yum! i am such a fan of beets!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum! I just had a beet salad and loved it!

Sorry about the carpel tunnel. You know what is really interesting, though? When you get surgery to fix it a neurosurgeon does it. I don't know if they always do it, but it is a surgery they do do on top of brain and spinal issues. Which I think is weird but I guess it's the norm.

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kimbirdy said...

that looks amazingly delicious! i'm so trying this. correction, i'm passing this along to dannon so he can make this for me {i'm not being a spoiled brat, it's just our arrangement that if i find something healthy that looks good he will make it. he's so excited to make me healthier}. i hope you have an amazing weekend full of relaxing, laughing, and zero crazy neighbors.

Torrie said...

Sounds like a perfect plan... So glad that you get to enjoy the holiday together!! (lounging, eating & drinking... just what we'll be up to :))

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Bonnie said...

Kudos on being able to sit still. I haven't perfect that skill yet. I have been trying over the past couple of days because I have felt like dick, but even then I feel like I constantly have to move.

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Allergic to Vanilla said...

oh my god- so freaking hungry right now...and this is not helping! Loving the usage of both beets, havent really seen gold beets around here, must track down this weekend :)

xo Carlina

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moonstruck-expose said...

Woah, this looks divine!!!! I am a salad freak. I am so making this this weekend. Hopefully the fiance will approve.. if not, I won't care cause I'll EAT HIS. bahahhaa. Thanks for sharing, gorgeous love!

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Happy 4th!


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Alicia said...

This is my absolute favorite kind of salad! I am overly obsessed with burrata and love beets! Yummy Carrie! Happy 4th of July weekend. xx

Johanna said...

My lord this looks heavenly. I am making this this weekend. Goodness!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you had me at burrata and bees. Now I'm definitely carting my ass down there for this (and you of course!)..yummmm.

Josie said...

That salad looks INSANE. And the website for the Chef's restaurant looks amazing -- I want to try everything on the menu!
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Emily said...

This looks awesome!!!! Argh, especially the arugula, it's my second-favorite leafy green (is it weird I have a hierarchy of favorite leafy greens?)

dina vanessa mercado said...

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Claire Kiefer said...

YUM. This is a combination of many of my favorite things. I roasted beets yesterday (with baby yukon potatoes, carrots, garlic, and onion) and my goodness they were delish--ate it over arugula, too! Thank goodness it's summertime. Cocktail Taster sounds like a perfect "job"--keep us posted on your faves.

Jamie said...

Well considering I am coming down tomorrow...that is not good news. Traffic blows and it blows even more on the fourth!I will have to have extra cocktails when I get there to take the edge off! xoxo
Super excited!

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Mikko Tyllinen said...

Looks absolutely fantastic!

Signe said...

This looks so yummy :)

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Tracy D said...

The boy loves his beets, we are going to try this...if I can find that cheese that I've never heard of :)

Allison said...

It's definitely very pretty! Oh no..traffic is not my thing.

Lottie said...

ooh yum!

Kara said...

Holy mother of God! This looks amazing! I'm really, really exceedingly jealous of you for having the Chef. Like, I couldn't think of a better perk of dating! And he can hook you up with a job at his restaurant as the Chief Cocktail Taster! Genius!

Stephanie said...

This looks delicious! I love beets and burrata but never thought to put the two together. What a great summer salad! :)

xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh my - thank you for this! I saw beets yesterday at the market and wondered how I could cook them.
Thanks for the sweet wishes on my hard weekend (which actually got worse!) and hope you have a good time despite the tourists!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kavery said...

Margaritas and yummy salads. Wish I could partake of that too.
Re: denim jackets, glad you cleared that up :) Working at Gap must've been murder....for your salary!

Lori said...

Cocktail testing sounds like the perfect way to spend the day ~ we had the best week-end ~ busy but good. Have a great week and take care of that wrist. xo

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

This looks so yummy!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I always need new salad ideas. I know I'd love this one! I get stuck in a rut when it comes to salads.
I hope you had a great, relaxing 4th! How are your hands doing? I hope better!

xo

Indie.Tea said...

No special plans, just a nice relaxing day :)
I hope you had a great Fourth. And the beets with burrata look delicious.

Lisa Griffin said...

Hi lady!! I've been out of town for a week and just caught up on your whole list of posts- can i just say holy $8 pants! I adore them!! and congrats to the chef, it sounds like things are going wonderfully and I can't wait to steal more recipes until I one day finally get there!
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Stacey said...

roasted beets salad sounds yummy and is a much healthier choice compared to what i've been stuffing my mouth with of late:-) xx

Annie said...

this sounds and look amazing Carrie! I've never had burrata.. Hope you had a great long weekend! xo

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HeatherClark said...

omg this looks amazing! i loooove burrata! i just hate cutting beets...i chop them in half to put in my juicer and even thats annoying

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la petite coquine said...

This recipe looks amazing, and burrata is on my list of delicious things to make, then eat this summer! I can't tell you how I've missed your blog, darling-it's so good to be home.

xox, Lena

OneCraftyFox said...

You know, if your wrist hurts too much eating that yummy dish, I can totally take it off your hands for you. That's what friends are for ;)

Empress said...

salad looks amazing love beets so hard to find someone to share that love with!!

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Lindsay With An "A" said...

Looks INCREDIBLE! I may be making this salad this weekend ;)

Oh, My Darling said...

Yum, I adore roasted beets!

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