Roasted Beet Salad with Pistachios & Goat Cheese

When I was a kid, I had such a thing for pickled beets. Sweet. Sour. Totally my jam. I still love some pickled beets, but I also really, really love roasted beets! They’re so good – a little meaty, a little earthy, just a hint of sweet and 100% satisfying.

As the weather has started to break, I’ve been very into salads. This one is just so simple, and you can roast beets to enjoy for the whole week. AND it’s elegant enough for entertaining – win win in my book.

I also think it’s very possible that I love beets because they make such a wonderful vehicle for salt. And y’all should know how much I love salt by now – I mean, I bring it back from every vacation we take! I love beets with a sel gris. It gives a little extra briney flavor that I just can’t get enough of. Plus, like the pistachios, it gives you a crunch to the buttery soft beets.

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Hummus Dressing

Man, this week is turning into a hummus dinner party, isn’t it?! But in all seriousness, I really do love roasting up some broccoli and cauliflower with olive oil, lemon and garlic and then pouring a hummus dressing over it.

You want to know what makes the dressing so easy? It’s 3 ingredients: hummus, water, lemon juice. C’est tout!