Roasted golden beets are a nice substitute for tomatoes this time of year. They have a milder flavor than their red cousins. Toss with arugula, finely sliced fennel, toasted walnuts and crumbled goat cheese, then dress with Blood Orange vVinaigrette.
1 lb. golden beets (that's about 3 the size of a tennis ball; 1 is plenty for a single serving)
Wash and trim beets. Pat dry; then coat them in olive oil. Wrap tightly in foil and place on a cooking sheet. Roast for 45-60 minutes, depending on size, until beets are tender. You should be able to pierce them easily with a knife and retain their shape. Allow to cool and then peel their skin off with a paring knife. This should be easy after they are roasted. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
Blood Orange Vinaigrette to follow.