July 18, 2010
1 C balsamic vinegar
1 medium-size beet, sliced
1 medium-size onion, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
In a pot or pan, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil. Add the beet, onion, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook until the beets are tender. Add more balsamic as necessary to keep liquid in the pan. Then, put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Last, add a splash of fresh balsamic at the end. Cooking balsamic tends to mellow out the tart taste a bit. Adding a splash at the end brings that tartness back. This will produce a thick, tangy/sweet sauce. If it is too thick, another splash of balsamic or water should smooth things out.
That's it. Amazing cooking doesn't have to be difficult. On your favorite or homemade pizza crust, add the sauce, four cloves of garlic thinly sliced and lightly toasted in a pan, roughly chopped fresh beet greens and sliced fresh figs. Then, bake it as you would any other pizza.
You gotta try this. The taste is amazing. The colors are beautiful. You will be in heaven. And with one taste, your friends will stop making fun of you for putting beets on a pizza too!