Chef Michael Symon of Cleveland was featured in The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman (Viking, $26.95) with several of his recipes including Roasted Beet Salad with Horse Radish Vinaigrette.
1 large golden beet and 1 large red beet (or 2 large red beets)
Olive oil for brushing
3 tablespoons grated horseradish, or to taste
2 ounces rice vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ounce truffle oil (or hazelnut or walnut oil)
3 ounces extra virgin olive oil
2 bunches watercress
Scrub beets with vegetable brush. Brush beets with oil and roast in a 325 degree oven until tender through the center. Cool, peel, and cut into 1/4 -inch slices.
Grate horseradish into the vinegar and orange juice. Add salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oils. To serve, layer beets in alternating colors on a plate. Drizzle with half the dressing. Toss the watercress with remaining dressing, and divide evenly on top of the beets.
Yield: 4 servings
Source: Chef Michael Symon of Lola Bistro in Cleveland as printed in The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman