This easy recipe for Salt Roasted Beets with Tahini is adapted from Michael Solomonov's Zahav cookbook. It's naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo and makes the best, most flavorful side dish!
I am swimming in a sea of beets. Figuratively, of course. My garden is just exploding with them lately. Nice, big, plump beets in a range of different colors - red, golden and candy striped. All this week I've been making beet burgers, beet chips, beet pickles and tons of this beet salad. I've got the red hands to prove it.
I learned how to make this recipe directly from the source, back in March while filming an episode of "The Chef's Kitchen." It comes from chef Micahel Solomonov, proprietor of many restaurants in Philly (helloooo Federal Doughnuts), but most notably Zahav. Michael is known for his modern Israeli cuisine, and when dining at his restaurant, one thing you absolutely must order (besides his outstanding hummus, of course) is Salatim, or the daily selection of salads.
These beets are commonly featured as part of Zahav's Salatim, and for good reason: They're completely addictive. Not to mention, they're naturally vegan, gluten free and kosher. Roasting the beets on a bed of salt helps them to cook evenly, while also seasoning them from this inside out, and the slightly bitter tahini mellows out the sweetness of the beets, making this salad perfectly balanced and beautiful.
I'm taking this batch with me to the beach this weekend, and plan to take a literal swim in the actual sea. I'll cook the rest of the beets next week. See you there!
One Year Ago: Zucchini GratinPrint