Beet Carpaccio with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette

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Beet Carpaccio with Ginger-Miso VinaigretteRecipe
James Carrier
Notes: To avoid staining your hands when preparing beets, wear rubber gloves. Gold-colored shiro miso (the same used for Japanese miso soup; also called light or white soybean paste) is available with ethnic foods in some supermarkets and in Asian grocery stores. You can make the vinaigrette and prepare the beets (steps 1 and 2) up to 1 day ahead; cover separately airtight and chill.
Makes 4 first-course servings

Ingredients

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3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons honey
4 teaspoons shiro miso (see notes) or soy sauce
2 teaspoons salad oil
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
2 beets (2 in. diameter, about 6 oz. each)
3 cups salad mix (1 1/2 oz. total), rinsed and crisped
Salt and pepper

Preparation

1. In a small bowl, mix mustard with 4 teaspoons water until smooth; let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in lemon juice, honey, miso, oil, and ginger.

2. Trim and discard tops and root ends from beets. Scrub beets well, then pare peel with a vegetable peeler and discard. Using the vegetable peeler or a mandoline, slice beets paper thin. Arrange slices equally, slightly overlapping, in a ring on each of four salad plates.

3. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons ginger-miso vinaigrette with salad mix. Arrange greens equally in the center of beets. Drizzle remaining dressing over beets. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 84
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Protein 1.7 g
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Sodium 254 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg