Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Raw Beet Salad with Solterra Spicy Peach Jam

Here's a recipe for my (soon-to-be) famous Raw Beet Salad with Solterra Spicy Peach Jam.

This refreshing summer salad has it all: crunch, sweetness, tartness, and plenty of nutritious ingredients. Its secret ingredient is Solterra's organic Spicy Peach Jam. Depending on the type of beets you choose, it will have glorious color, too. I have used yellow beets, red beets (nice compliment to the optional fruit, and can bring back memories of those brilliant Summer Olympics in China!), and an amazing red-and-white striped beet that I recently picked up at our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) from Red Wagon Farms.

Enjoy! If you have ideas for improvement, be sure to let me know.
Ingredients per serving:

1 handful of your favorite fresh salad greens
1 small raw beet, cut into quarters and sliced to 1/8"
1 T chevre (goat cheese) or feta
1/2 T Solterra's Spicy Peach Jam
1/4 ripe peach or nectarine, sliced (optional)
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 - 1/2 t balsamic vinegar


Arrange greens on salad plate
Add sliced beets into center of greens
Place fruit around and between beets
Dot beets and fruit with jam
Sprinkle cheese over beets and fruit
Drizzle olive oil over all
Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar

Serve, toss, and enjoy!