This salad can’t bebeet! To be Ukrainian is to celebrate Christmas Eve with a feastcomprised of 12 meatless dishes, one for each of the Apostles.To be Ukrainian at a Christmas Eve supper is to always have beetsoup, or borsch, as the second course. A sumptuous variationon tradition, this salad features roasted beets, a fine way tohighlight the flavor of these festive red veggies. The additionof California walnuts adds a finishing touch.
Recipe: Tangy Roasted Beet& Walnut Salad
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon each, salt and pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds beets
2 bunches watercress or arugula
2 oranges, cut into sections
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 cup California Walnut halves, toasted
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy California Walnuts.
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