Retro Beet Salad

beet saladIngredients:
About 6 beets with greens – I used gold & red together

3 oranges
1 small onion cut in wedges
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
orange zest just a little
Cut greens off beets, discard stems, chop leaves and set aside. Roast your beets the way you know how.  Peel and quarter beets, then quarter again, so you have 8 wedges per beet.  Put it in a bowl. A pretty bowl with nice pretty pictures on it.  Cook the greens in some boiling water for about 2 minutes, til they’re tender, but not overly emotional.  Drain, cool with cool water, then squeeze gently, like you’re hugging your grandma, to get rid of excess water.  Reunite the beets with their greens in the bowl.  Get your oranges, cut the peel and pith off, then cut wedges. Throw them in the melee with the beets and greens.  Make a dressing with the other stuff. Whisk it like it was bad.  Then toss to coat and chill for an hour. Use Salt and Pepper if you like it. Eat. Enjoy.   Pee red for a little while.
Posted By Mister Gardner