Golden Beet Carpaccio ♥

Golden Beet Carpaccio ♥, thin slices of pretty roasted beet topped with a quick caper relish.
What an easy, elegant salad! It's just thin slices of roasted golden beet topped with a quick relish of capers and red onion. It makes such a beautiful plate or platter!

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What Are Golden Beets?

Have you tried golden beets before? It's my first time. Call me hooked! The flavor is still very beet-ish but somehow a bit less earthy than red beets, more delicate. And the color, of course, is glorious ... you can use regular red beets, of course but the golden beets are extra pretty.

What Is "Carpaccio"?

Carpaccio [pronounced kar-PAH-chee-oh] is an hors d'oeuvre, errr, make that antipasto since carpaccio is an Italian appetizer not a French appetizer. Usually, carpaccio is an elegant plate of very thin slices of high-quality uncooked meat or fish (usually beef or venison or salmon or tuna) with a sauce. The distinctive elements? Thinness and rawness.

So yeah, this is beet, not beef! carpaccio and the beets are cooked instead of raw. But isn't it just the prettiest salad ever? And it's sooo easy! And soooooo good!!

How to Cut Thin Slices

I use a special vegetable slicer to slice the beets very thin. It's a small inexpensive tool called a mandoline (also called a Japanese Benriner) (affiliate link).

A mandoline makes it a breeze to create razor-thin slices of beet, also thin-thin-thin bits of red onion. The cutting area is about 2 1/2 inches wide, perfect for beets, potatoes and most vegetables. There's also a Super Benriner that's slightly wider. It includes the straight blade used for the beets, plus three interchangeable blades. And they're sharp! So there's a finger guard too. Want to know more? How (and Why!) to Use a Benriner (Japanese Mandoline / Mandolin).

But really, just a little careful knife work with a sharp knife will be fine too, especially if you're doing just one or two beets.

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Golden Beet Carpaccio ♥, thin slices of pretty roasted beet topped with a quick caper relish.


Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Serves 4

About 2 medium roasted golden beets, sliced very thin

2 tablespoons red onion, thin sliced
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chive (or other herb)
1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped
Olive oil to bind (use the good stuff!)
Salt & pepper to taste

Arrange thin slices of beet on plates. Mix the Relish ingredients and arrange on top. Serve immediately.

BEETS If you use a knife to slice the beets, you'll likely need 4 medium beets, one per serving.
EGG Here's how I boil Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs, perfect centers, no green rings, every time. But if you're not in the mood to cook an egg or two or dozen, just find something that adds the same texture. I especially love bits of blue cheese, feta would work, so I think would bits of cantaloupe!

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love roasted beets, and this looks easy and yummy.

  2. Beauty!

    The Benriner is tops.
    I just got my money back from OXO, and now I'm 100% satisfied.

  3. Fabulous! I'll have to try this sometime in the summer, it's so beautiful.

  4. Yum! We planted the garden this past weekend, and golden beets were among the I'm really hoping they take off!

  5. You just discovered golden beets! Well, me too just last year. They are so lovely. And I love them roasted like you're doing them.
    The salad looks divine!

  6. I love this, it looks like a little flower!

    Ari (Baking and Books)

  7. Oh, I love beets! This looks amazing. Maybe I'll get the behringer.

  8. The salad is gorgeous, and I love beets! I also adore my benriner, but use that finger guard religiously if you like your fingers the length they are! It's VERY tempting not to, but be strong - your finger tips will thank you.

  9. Wonderful recipe! I never think of using beets this way, but they look gorgeous.

  10. Christine ~ Thanks!

    Karen ~ Thanks to YOU for the Benriner!

    Deinin ~ I love how all these comments start with, um, !!!

    Erika ~ Good for you, those will be fabulous!

    Tanna ~ Thanks!

    Ari ~ Pretty and yet unfussy to make, imagine!

    Lisa ~ I do much recommend the Benriner, I've tried so many tools that just don't work.

    Timothy ~ I suspect you're right about the finger guard. One slip and oops, the golden beets are a real mess (to say nothing of the fingers). And you're right about it being tempting not to use it.

    Lydia ~ Thank you!!


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