Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beet Salad (Pancar Salatasi)

1 lb fresh beets
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 Tbsp chives or scallions, chopped
½ tsp salt to taste

Boil the beets for about 15-20 minutes. Drain and run cold water over. Then, peel the outer layer off with your hands. It should come off easy. Either slice in rounds or quarters as in apple slices (I did in rounds).
Take the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them well. Take the beets slices over the serving plate and pour the sauce all over. You may toss the beet slices gently to mix the sauce evenly, then leave them in the fridge for 1-2 hours for a better flavor.
If desired serve with feta cheese or goat cheese.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg taze pancar
1/3 su bardagi sizma zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi balsamik sirke
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 yemek kasigi taze maydanoz, ince dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi yesil sogan, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi taze feslegen yapragi, dogranmis
½ tatli kasigi tuz

Pancarlari yaklasik 15-20 dakika haslayin. Suyunu suzun ve soguk su altina tutun. Pancarlarin ust kismindaki kabukumsu tabakayi elinizle soyun ve halka veya elma dilimi seklinde dograyin (ben halka seklinde dogradim). 
Bir karistirma kasesine geriye kalan butun malzemeleri alin ve guzelce karistirarak sosu hazirlayin.
Pancar halkalarini servis tabagina dizin ve uzerine her yeri kaplayacak sekilde sostan dokun. Arzuya gore sosu doktukten sonra pancaralari harmanlayip dolaba koyarak 1-2 saat bekletebilirsiniz. Bu sayede sos pancarlarla daha guzel butunlesecektir.
Yaninda beyaz peynir ile servis edebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

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