Golden or ruby beets work well in this summer salad. Roast the beets up to four days before serving, and combine with the other ingredients up to two hours before it goes to the table.
2 pounds golden beets
1/2 cup water
1 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion (about 1 small)
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Leave root and 1 inch of stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place beets in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; add 1/2 cup water to dish. Cover and bake at 450° for 40 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain; cool. Trim off beet roots; rub off skins. Slice each beet into 8 wedges.
Combine beets, onion, and remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring gently.