Red Prince® Apple, Roasted Beet And Fennel Salad

YIELDS 4

 

INGREDIENTS

2 Red Prince® Apples, thinly sliced

4 Red Beets, medium-sized

4 Golden Beets, medium-sized

1 Fennel Bulb, sliced in half, cored, and thinly sliced

2 cups Baby Arugula, rinsed

1 cup Fresh Basil, rinsed, and leaves stripped

1 cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, rinsed, and leaves stripped

1 cup Fresh Mint, rinsed, and leaves stripped

1 Lemon, zested and juiced

1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for roasting beets

2 tbsp Stone Ground Mustard

2 tbsp Wildflower Honey

Fresh Ground Black Pepper and Sea Salt, to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Position the rack in the middle of the oven, preheat convection oven to 350°F (180°C), gas mark 4.
  2. Prepare 2 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to wrap the red and golden beets separately.
  3. Coat beets with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, wrap tightly and place in the oven.
  4. Roast beets for 45-60 minutes or until tender and a knife passes through with little resistance in the thickest part.
  5. Cool beets, gently peel while still warm, sliced into wedges of quarters or eighths depending on the size.
  6. Combine arugula, fennel, basil, parsley, and mint in a large bowl, toss to combine, arrange on a large platter.
  7. Arrange beets and apples, top with lemon zest.
  8. In a medium mixing bowl combine the mustard, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper, whisk to combine.
  9. Pour olive oil in a steady stream while whisking to emulsify vinaigrette, check seasoning.
  10. Generously spoon vinaigrette over salad, finish with salt and pepper, serve.

 

Recipe developed by Chef Jonathan Collins, The Kitchen Life

Chef Jonathan Collins

 

A passionate Chef and Father who loves to share his experiences in cuisine and life, Chef Jonathan Collins has cooked for presidents, prime ministers, billionaires, celebrities and even royalty! A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Jonathan has developed a signature style by blending North American, European and Asian influences with a French foundation and distinct Canadian identity, emphasizing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.