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Baby Gem Lettuce with Blue Cheese and Beets

Categories: Entertaining, Party Snacks, Quick to fix
Type: Salads

Bleu cheese and beets make this simple salad a winning recipe.

Prep Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 51/2oz (150g) Roquefort or Gorgonzola, crumbled (about 11/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head Little Gem (baby romaine) lettuce
  • 3 small beets, sliced
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  1. Pulse half of the cheese, the paprika, yogurt, and mint in a food processor to make a paste. Move to a bowl, add the remaining cheese and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Separate the lettuce leaves to create 8 "boats," then fill each with beet slices and the cheese mixture. Serve with bread and chorizo.
  • Instead of Baby Gem, use endive (chicory) or raddiccio-it is bitter, but works well with blue cheese.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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