In my opinion, raw beets, shredded raw beets, lend themselves very well with Asian type salad dressing, as well as dressings with a Latin flair (lime / chili / jalapeno). And adding a protein to those flavors calls for something like shrimp, or pork....in my opinion.....chicken? Of course, what does not go with chicken?
So....I was shopping for some greens the other day, to add to some soup....Mark and I went down to our local Mexican market and to my surprise, Mi Pueblo did not carry anything but spinach. No chard (shocking), no collard greens (I didn't expect collard greens, so no surprise there), no kale (again, I didn't expect kale, of any sort)....just spinach. Well, I didn't want spinach.....I looked around and the only other choice was beets......with their greens! Beet greens! I love, love, love beet greens! The problem is I love beet greens more than I love beets! But I bought them anyway, knowing I would find something to do with those beets....the greens? Those were headed straight for my Smokey, Hot, Split Pea Soup with Chorizo!
juice of one lemon OR rice wine vinegar (about 1-2 tbl)