Shredded Beet Salad

I hadn't planned on blogging about a dinner of homemade chicken noodle soup. I think everyone has a favorite recipe for that. It really does hit the spot when you are feeling a little under the weather. I haven't eaten much the last few days because of a mild case of the flu, and now that I'm feeling a little better, chicken soup seemed the only thing I was really hungry for.

While I was smelling the soup cook, I started to think about the beets we had just harvested this weekend from the garden.  I had about a dozen of them in the fridge for several weeks that I would cook as I wanted. I got out three good sized beets and cooked them until tender, then let them cool to room temperature.
From the Simply In Season cookbook (of course!) I used the recipe for Shredded Beet Salad with Tahini dressing.

This dressing is so good! I'm trying to think of some other ways to use it. It's  a nice blend of tangy, citrus, and nutty flavors that went so well with this salad.  I shredded the beets along with one large carrot and added a good sized shallot before adding the dressing. SO GOOD!!

Here is the recipe for the dressing..easy...peasy!

Shake together in a jar with a tight fitting lid:
1/2 c. tahini
1/2 c. oil (combination canola, sesame, olive-I used EVOO)
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. soy sauce
Add water for desired consistency. I did NOT add water and I also adjusted the amounts and only made a small amount..maybe 1/2 a recipe.
I think it would be a great recipe for a shredded cabbage slaw or possibly some kind of pasta & veggie salad.


  1. I'm sorry that you've been sick. I hope you recover fully soon!

    That dressing sounds delicious. I'll have to brainstorm ways to get Drew to at least sniff it. (He's a little particular when it comes to trying new foods. :) )

  2. once again the pictures u take are amazing ... wish i could be there to sip the soup :) Opa

  3. Jim-wish you were here, too.

    Lydia- beets are not a favorite of many people. We love them though. This dressing would be really great as a dip for egg rolls. Do you guys like them? If so, you could give this dressing a try as a dip!