Be picky about the beets you buy: "They're as delicate as corn," Müller says. He likes to mix red, white and gold varieties, dressing them separately so that their colors don't blend, and he prefers them small. When the leaves are tender and fresh, they add a lovely acidic dimension to the salad.Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

Eberhard Müller
July 1998

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Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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  • Preheat the oven to 425°. Spread the salt in a small roasting pan and set the beets on top. Transfer to the oven and roast for about 50 minutes, or until the beets are tender when pierced. Let cool for 20 minutes.

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  • While the beets are still warm, peel and cut them into wedges. In a medium bowl, combine the beets and their leaves with the olive oil, vinegar, capers and chives. Season with salt and pepper, toss and serve.

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