Toast Points with Roasted Beet Dip, Smoked Salmon, and Watercress

Toast with Roasted Beet Dip, Smoked Salmon, and Watercress
Toast with Roasted Beet Dip, Smoked Salmon, and Watercress
Roasting beets and puréeing them with a little balsamic vinegar makes a sweet, earthy spread that's a perfect base for slices of smoked salmon and peppery watercress.Helen Rosner

Roasting beets and puréeing them with a little balsamic vinegar makes a sweet, earthy spread that's a perfect base for slices of smoked salmon and peppery watercress.

Toast Points with Roasted Beet Dip, Smoked Salmon, and Watercress
Roasting beets and puréeing them with a little balsamic vinegar makes a sweet, earthy spread that's a perfect base for slices of smoked salmon and peppery watercress.
Yield: makes 1 1/2 CUPS

Ingredients

  • 2 large roasted red beets (3/4 lb.)
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz. smoked salmon
  • Ciabatta toast points, for serving
  • 1 bunch watercress, leaves picked, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Puree beets, balsamic, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth; set aside. To serve, place salmon and beet purée on toast and garnish with watercress.