Wash and roast your beets at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours-depending on the size of the beets. Smaller or baby beets will take much less time. You can roast the beets in a coverd dish or just wrap them tightly with foil. When the beets have cooled, peel and slice them.
Orange, Sage and Buttermilk Dressing
Zest and juice of one orange
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
1 cup of mayonaise
1 cup of buttermilk
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend, let sit, refrigerated, a couple of hours before using.
To serve, arrange some greens on your plate, I used some fresh spinach, place the sliced beets on the greens, add a couple of orange segments and dress with the buttermilk dressing. Fresh chives are a nice garnish