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Beet “Tartare”

It may sound like we’re saying Beef, but it’s actually vegetarian Beet “Tartare,” a delicious salad or spread — fresh beets that have been cooked & then seasoned like a traditional “Steak Tartare” — that we’ve been getting lots of recipe requests for.  The idea for the dish comes from one of our most reliable recipe-providers, Patricia Wells.  We’ve made it with local Heirloom beets of all colors, or just with regular red beets, and it’s always just wonderful. As part of our “Autumn Trio” with Mushroom-Walnut Pate & Home-made Fromage Blanc, it’s a pure winner!

1 lb beets, roasted or boiled until cooked through, then cooled and grated or shredded

2 shallots, chopped

½ c chopped parsley

2 T Dijon mustard

½ clove minced garlic

1 T chopped capers

Dash Tabasco

Dash Worcestershire

-Mix all together and taste for seasoning.  Use mayonnaise to taste, if desired, to bring together and give a little creaminess.  Let rest at least 1 hr before serving.


One Comment

  1. Posted 10/07/2011 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Beet Tartare….oh my….it’s on my menu for tomorrow to delight my guests. It was such a pleasure to meet you in my shop. Looking forward to dinner a Chez Nous!