Insalata di Barbabiele

Insalata di Barbabiele.

Insalata di Barbabiele.  (Sirio Ristorante, New York City)

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A fresh salad for fall from Sirio Ristorante in New York.


  • 1 lb baby mix beets
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 pepper
  • 1 head frisse
  • 1 tsp chopped pistachios
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 10 pieces candied walnut
  • Handful of fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, garlic)
  • Red wine vinaigrette (emulsion of oil, red vinegar, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard)


Step 1

  • Blend half of the beets in a sauce pan and reduce the liquid by ¼.

Step 2

  • Cook the remaining beets in a casserole with the rosemary, thyme, garlic, oil and salt cover in the oven at 350F for 2 hours.

Step 3

  • After letting beets cool to room temperature, cut in half, then marinate with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Step 4

  • With a brush, create a large stripe on the serving plate with the beet reduction. Arrange the cooked beets along the reduction. Add goat cheese crumbled atop the beets.

Step 5

  • Toss the frisee salad in the red wine vinaigrette and loosely cover the beets.

Step 6

  • Finish by decorating the plate with candied walnut and chopped pistachio.