French Fridays with Dorie: Chunky Beets and Icy Red Onions

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These French Fridays are getting easier and easier.

This is another simple, delicious, summery salad that you can add to your repertoire, given that you love beets and raw onions.

I’m not a fan of raw onions, but the rest of the salad was really good.

What’s better about this salad is the vinaigrette! Sherry vinegar, honey, dijon mustard – it is delicious! I tossed in some thyme, scattered the iced red onions on top, and served it as a side salad with our dinner.

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34 Responses
  1. kita

    My boyfriends mom loves beats and is trying to get me to experiment with them. This does sound lovely I just dont know if Im up for the challenge yet!! (Im going to share this with her though – she’ll love it!)

  2. kateiscooking

    Hey Kate – just wanted to tell you that your rosemary garlic crackers are going to be on kateiscooking on July 5th 🙂 They’re WONDERFUL!! Hope you’re having a fun 4th. Kate

  3. sarah

    I’m not a huge fan of raw onions either but I think they might be just right when combined with the beets. Lovely!!

  4. Hester Casey - Alchemy

    Just getting around to liking beets, Kate and not a huge fan of red onion but this looks rather lovely. The vinaigrette sounds like a winner and I’m thinking the thyme makes the beet come alive. Love the beautiful colours!

  5. Hester aka The Chef Doc

    Mmm! Your salad looks absolutely beautiful, Kate! And scrumptious, too. I’m a diehard fan of beets 😉

  6. Parsley Sage

    This was a really interesting FFwD. Most of the other bloggers weren’t very thrilled with this recipe because they either didn’t like the beets or didn’t like the onions. First I’m hearing of that yummy vinaigrette through. Sounds delish! Buzzed 🙂

  7. Kate @KatefromScratch

    Everyone’s french friday posts look amazing! I’d make this just for the look of it. Make it a center piece of something. lol. Gorgeous!


    If you slice the onions really really fine it works better if you are not a fan. Also, I liked Dorie’s tip about soaking them – it really did remove the bitterness.

  9. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    After seeing this I so want to get up early and go to the Farmers’ Market in the morning. Great looking salad!

  10. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i love beets!! and i am obsessed with dijon mustard lately on my salads. this looks like a winner salad here 😀

  11. Lisa @ Tarte du Jour

    I love beets and this salad is gorgeous!! It screams, “summer is here!” Have a happy July 4th!

  12. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    Oh that looks great. I never think of preparing beets but it is really nice cold in a salad once cooked. The colors are stunning and the seasoning great.

  13. kitchenarian

    I love beets! Your salad looks cool and refreshing for a hot summer day. I did add goat cheese to mine; I couldn’t resist. Great job Kate!

  14. pachecopatty

    I agree the vinaigrette recipe is a good one. This is a wonderful salad to have in your repertoire for summer and your photos are beautiful;-)

  15. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch)

    I would of shaved the onions super thin and marinated them in the vinaigrette, it would take the raw bite out of them. Looks yummy

  16. Lola

    Your onions stayed white! Mine turned red immediately…..but I love this salad and the icy onions. I’m surprised at how many people don’t like raw onions.

  17. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    Hmmm. I was given a batch of beets from a friend’s garden and they may just have this recipe’s name written all over them. I love raw onions too. Your salad is very enticing!

  18. Kristy

    I just can’t bring myself to eat beets…and I’ve tried. More than once. I do love the dressing though! Those flavors sound fantastic. Have a great 4th of July Kate!

  19. Adriana

    Sometimes when I don’t feel like adding onions but kind of have to, I slice them paper thin. They are not as overwhelming as the larger slices. Your salad looks delicious!

  20. Steph@stephsbitebybite

    This looks so good! Lucas doesn’t really likes beets, so I skipped this week, but maybe one day when he has to work late I’ll make em 🙂

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