I like a room-temp composed salad for these evenings. I can cook the components along with a different meal on Friday or Saturday, and assemble the dish during any time during which I am able to tear myself away from my man. To show off the top of my range, I always splash myself with a little metaphorical flour, like the old Rice-Krispy treats commercial.
This one is from the last Ottolenghi cookbook, Jerusalem -- here is a link to it because do I look like a court reporter?!
(phone! blogging! November!)
I sectioned the leeks as directed, then roasted them with olive oil & salt, at about 375 or so. I can never see any reason to boil most vegetables -- cooking, in water, an ingredient which is mostly water doesn't make sense to me, unless the result is to be wet.
The dressing's proportions seem off (super! vinegary!), but I guessed it would be fine because the walnuts are oily & the beets are pretty sugary. I couldn't find my tamarind paste and used olive oil instead of walnut oil. It went over pretty well for the four of us & an arugula salad stands up to leaving over, so ok!
Blogging! November! It's midnight-dark at 5:15! À demain!