Monday, May 2, 2011

Roast beet, green bean, panceta, and corn salad

 So not the best photo for this one, but this salad was pretty delish in my opinion.  It's simple, colorful, and fresh.  I added a chipa on the side for a little treat!

- Panceta, diced largely
- Beets, peeled and sliced thick
- Green beans, trimmed and cut in half
- Fresh corn
- Dressing of choice (I think I just did some lemon, honey, rice vinegar, and salt)

Directions: Place the beets on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, pepper, some honey, and olive oil.  Roast until cooked through.  In the meantime, bring water to a boil and add green beans when ready.  Blanch the green beans for about 3 minutes and immediately strain into an ice bath.  This keeps them crunchy and bright green.  Add the panceta to a pan and let the fat render off until the pieces are crispy.  Drain excess fat and let cool on a pan.  Cut corn off the cob and set aside. 

Once the beets are ready add all the ingredients to a salad bowl.  If necessary, add a touch of dressing and salt.  I like to serve the salad warm, but any way is good. 

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