Grandmothers Nicoise Salad
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4 medium beets
15-20 baby potatoes, washed
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (or Asiago cheese)
10 baby tomatoes, halved
4 cups greens (baby spinach, lettuce, or any kind of greens)
2 Tablespoons capers
Black olive, for garnish
Maple Mustard Balsamic Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 400F.
Cut off the ends of the beets, and wrap each one in aluminum foil, so you will have 4 balls.
Transfer beets to a baking tray.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until you can poke a fork into the beets easily.
Remove beets from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
Remove aluminum foil from beets and place beets directly into a bowl of cold water.
You should be able to easily rub the beet skin away into the cold water.
Discard beet skin and slice beets into rounds or quarters, and set aside to cool.
In the meanwhile prepare your salad dressing, by place all the ingredients into a cup and mixing well together until creamy.
Place in fridge until ready to use.
Line a casserole dish with parchment paper.
Wash the baby potatoes and place them on parchment paper.
Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix around to coat.
Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes until easy to poke.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
In the meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to boil and add 4 eggs, boiling for 7-8 minutes for a hard boiled egg.
Once boiled, remove, let cool, peel off shells and cut into quarters.
Arrange a plate with a bed of greens.
Top with baby potatoes, beets, boiled eggs, baby tomatoes, capers, olives and salad dressing.
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