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Rosy Beet and Potato Salad with Garlic Dressing

4 medium beets with greens

 4-6 new potatoes (about enough to be equivalent to two large potatoes)

 4 garlic cloves

 3 T olive oil

 1 lemon juiced

 Salt and Pepper to taste


Remove greens from beets. Cut greens into 1-inch-thick slices and boil until wilted and tender. Drain thoroughly and set aside. Boil beets until completely tender. Drain, then cover in cold water to cool. When cooled, slip off roots and skins. Meanwhile, boil potatoes in their skins until tender. Drain, cool thoroughly, then remove skins. Cut peeled beets and potatoes into bite sized chunks and place in mixing bowl with cooled greens. Mince or press garlic, then combine with oil and lemon juice. Season dressing with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, then toss with beets and potatoes. Serve chilled with crusty bread.