I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 288/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Monday, April 26, 2010

VEGAN SALADE À LA D'ARGENSON

[Rice or Potato and Beet Salad]

North Dakotans like to get outside as soon as possible in the spring - so we were going to a little picnic potluck at the lake...

...things are beginning to turn green and it was almost 60 degrees and sunny - really a gorgeous spring day...

...I was supposed to bring a salad and I wanted to make something just a little bit different - so I starting looking through Julia's recipes for 'Composed Salads' and found this one with beets - which I happened to have on hand...

...as is often the case with Julia 'though - you often wind up needing at least a couple of other recipes first...

...first you have to make your rice...

...chop your beets...

...add your vinaigrette...

...add your rice and let that marinate overnight - the rice will turn pink...

...then make some mayonnaise...and turn it into Mayonnaise aux Fines Herbes...

...and add that to the beet/vinaigrette/rice mixture...

...garnish with some watercress...

...pop your pretty lid on your pretty glass dish and you're ready to go...

4 comments:

  1. Well, maybe it was a bit of extra effort, but it sure looks yummy!

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  2. Yum, that looks great! I'd totally make something like that, but my husband hate hate hates beets and wouldn't go near it. But then I suppose there would be more for me!

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  3. I am putting beets on my shopping list for this week! :)

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  4. It looks so pretty and so tasty! I might have to buy some beets at our famer's market this weekend (if they are in season).

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