Earthy Delights Recipe

Beets Sumac

Beets Sumac
Sumac is tart and aromatic, with pine, woodsy and citrus notes. Used in savory dishes in the Mid-East and North Africa. Beets sumac is delicious either as a side dish or as a salad.

½ tsp white sesame seeds
½ tsp black sesame seeds
1 lb peeled baby beets
¼ cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp chopped red onion
1 tsp ground sumac
½ tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 head butter lettuce, rinsed
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper


Trim stems from beets and cut into quarters. Blanche in medium pot of boiling water 4 - 5 minutes, or until barely tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.


In a small, heavy skillet over medium-high heat, toast the white sesame seeds until golden brown (don't toast the black sesame seeds). Place in a bowl.

To seeds, add beets, yogurt, onion, sumac and thyme; toss together until well-mixed.


Arrange 2 - 3 lettuce leaves on each plate and mound beet salad equally onto leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste.


About 4 servings