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Bi-Rite Market's Roasted Beet Salad
 with Pickled Onions and Feta

[Photograph: France Ruffenach]

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food to give away this week.

Beet and goat cheese salads are popular, and for good reason. The combination of earthy beets and creamy goat cheese just works, especially when there's a tangy vinaigrette to toss in. But after seeing it on so many winter menus, we're always up for something a little different. Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food's Roasted Beet Salad
 with Pickled Onions and Feta does a perfect job satisfying our urge for a new take on the beet salad.

The flavors in this beet salad are bigger, bolder, and infinitely more exciting than the average beet and goat cheese combo. Tart, crunchy pickled red onions and salty feta are tossed with steamed beets, a honey dijon vinaigrette, and parsley.

Why you should make this: Because it's high time the beet salad got a makeover and this one is just right.

Next time we might think about: Taking a cue from the Mexican pickled onions, we might take it south of the border with cotija cheese, cilantro and a lime vinaigrette.

Adapted from Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food by Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough. Copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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