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Beet & Burrata Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette

Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

  • 10 medium sized red or orange beets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 ball burrata torn into pieces
  • 3-4 tablespoons Wonderful Pistachios No Shells to garnish
  • 3-4 tablespoons Pomegranate seeds to garnish  
  • 1 recipe pistachio vinaigrette recipe below
  • Handful of fresh basil

For the Pistachio Vinaigrette

  • 6 tablespoons Wonderful Pistachios
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Trim the tops off the beet, leaving about ½ inch of stem. Scrub the beets thoroughly, drizzle them with a few teaspoons of olive oil, then wrap them loosely in foil. Wrap large beets individually, smaller beets can be wrapped together.
  • Transfer the wrapped beets to a baking sheet. Roast for 60 minutes to start, checking the beets every 20 minutes or so. Beets are done when a fork or skewer slides easily to the middle of the beet. Small beets will cook more quickly than large beets which is why it’s important to check on them intermittently. Some beets might be done sooner than others, it’s okay to remove them at different times.
  • Let the beets cool slightly, then using a paper towel and use the edges of the paper to rub the skin away. The skin should peel away easily; if it doesn't, the beets likely need to cook for a little longer. Peel the remaining beets and cut into quarters. Transfer the beets to a serving platter with basil, torn burrata, Wonderful Pistachios and pomegranate seeds and drizzle with Pistachio vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

For the Pistachio Vinaigrette

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour the Wonderful Pistachios onto a sheet pan and toast in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and transfer 4 tablespoons of the Wonderful Pistachios to a blender or food processor. Add the oil, vinegar, 1/3 cup water, basil, salt, and pepper to taste, and blend the vinaigrette until smooth. Finely chop the remaining 2 tablespoons of Wonderful Pistachios and add to the vinaigrette. Keeps well if refrigerated for up to 3 to 4 days.