-1 to 11/2 lbs. beets, preferably small
-2 lg. shallots
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper
-2 t. Dijon mustard, or to taste
-1 T. extra virgin olive oil
-2 T. sherry or other good strong vinegar
-1 sprig fresh tarragon, minced, if available
-1/4 c. chopped parsley leaves
Peel the beets and shallots. Combine them in a food processor and pulse carefully until the beets are shredded; do not purée. (Or grate the beets by hand and mince the shallots, then combine.) Scrape into a bowl.
Toss with the salt, pepper, mustard, oil and vinegar. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Toss in the herbs and serve. Enjoy!
Variation: Raw Beet Salad with Cabbage and Orange
Use equal parts beet and cabbage, about 8 ounces of each.Shred the beets (with the shallot) as directed; shred the cabbage by hand or by using the slicing disk of the food processor project management tools.
Add 1 navel orange (including its juice), peeled and roughly chopped. Enjoy!