Honey Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad

Honey Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad
What You Will Need

1 bunch of beets (peeled and diced)
1 or 2 bunches of carrots (peeled and diced)
1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
3 Tbs honey
3 Tbs plus 1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
a handful of fresh basil
1 clove garlic
the juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbs mayo

Preheat oven to 400*

In a large bowl whisk 2 Tbs of honey with 3 Tbs oil and salt and pepper. Add the diced beets and carrots and toss to coat. Place beets and carrots on a jelly roll tray and roast until easily pierced with a fork but not mushy, about 20-30 minutes, let cool completely. 

In the meantime make dressing, In a small food processor, puree the garlic, half of the basil, lemon juice, mayo and honey, slowly whisk in the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. 

Once the beets and carrots are cooled, Toss with sliced onions and the rest of the fresh basil, which you could tear or slice up. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve. 

Adapted from http://fortheloveofyum.wordpress.com/

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