Spiced Golden Beets & Burrata with Hazelnuts, Golden Raisins and White Balsamic Orange Drizzle

by Dale Gray  @thedaleyplate

For me, this dish is  more a special kind of side because it has every delicious element people come back for: salty, sweet, earthy, crunch, creaminess, spice, freshness of the mint and all together very flavorful. This is the no raisins in a salad exception



  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C)
  2. Scrub a large golden beet then place some coarse salt (I use @spicetribe pink Peruvian Salt) on a piece of foil large enough to cover the beet.
  3. Place the beet on top, roast for 40 minutes or until tender.
  4. Carefully remove from the oven and peel the skin off.
  5. Slice and toss in a few tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon fresh sumac spice (highly recommend #spicetribe - sumac has a nice acidity), some salt and a pinch of chili powder.
  6. ayer on a platter, divide an 8oz piece of burrata (or smoked chèvre!) evenly around the sliced beets, add some golden raisins and chopped toasted hazelnuts (or almonds, pecans etc!) Use what you have!
  7. For the Drizzle:
  1. Combine 1tbsp white balsamic vinegar with 1tbsp maple syrup, 1tbsp fresh orange zest & a touch more sumac
  2. Pour over beets and finish with fresh mint, thyme or a combination of your favorites! I added pea shoots that I had available- they are so pretty to me, hence the extreme close-up shot!