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Wood Fired Beet Salad with Avocado-Citrus Vinaigrette & Mother’s Day Recipes!

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Simply Delicious ~ Wood Fired Infused Smoked Beets easily prepared on your grill. Finish the Salad with Petite Greens and a Zesty Avocado-Citrus Vinaigrette. A Mother’s Day Irresistible Salad!

Gently smoked colorful and healthy beets team perfectly with this zesty vinaigrette – top with petite edible greens and edible flowers
Can make the beets and vinaigrette a day ahead ~ assemble when you are ready to enjoy!

I love Composed Salads – simple enough to make on a weeknight but elegant enough for entertaining. A perfect side dish for a Mother’s Day Buffet! Here mellow, gorgeous hued beets team with a zesty, whisked dressing and Spring edible baby greens for crunch and texture.
Try my method for “smoking beets” ~ for a special layer of flavor. (I’ll be smoking all kinds of vegetables and potatoes this season!)

Yes, you can turn your gas grill into a powerful smoker – perfect for infusing a smokey flavor into these steamed beets.

Fold over heavy aluminum foil; puncture with holes to make a “grill tray” for the beets.
Smoking Chips for a barbecue (found in hardware and specialty shops) are soaked in water and placed in a
V- metal smoking box, and tucked under the grates of the grill to smoke. (Don’t have one? I found mine at Home Depot… Simply make a packet out of layers of heavy foil, puncture all over and fill with soaked wood chips.)

Steamed, peeled and sliced beet wedges get brush with a small amount of oil, dusted with a pinch of salt and smoked over the grates in a gas grill.
In 15 minutes, the beets will be infuse with a lingering smokey flavor… turn off the heat and let them stand for an additional 10 minutes.

To Serve:
Toss beets with my lovely Avocado-Citrus Vinaigrette.
Add a ball of Petite Edible Greens (or your favorite baby lettuces) and drizzle some vinaigrette.
Top with edible flowers for a pretty garnish.

Enjoy this fabulous, inventive salad!
Karen

Choose Organic Fresh Bunches of Golden and Ruby Beets
Steamed Beets are peeled and sliced, placed on a foil sheet with punctured holes for the grill
Soaked Wood Chips are set in a metal smoking box, and placed under the grates of a gas grill to smoke
In fifteen minutes the beets gather a wood smoked flavor on the grill
Top beets with my Citrusy – Avocado Vinaigrette
Beets contain powerful phytonutrients, vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals; valued for their support in detoxification.
To Serve: Platter the Wood Fired Smoked Beets, top with Petite Greens and Drizzle with Citrusy – Avocado Vinaigrette

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