Sliding into the weekend: Beet sliders

Life hands us few absolutes, but here's one:

Everything tastes better on a slider bun.

Take beets. Lovely with arugula and walnuts. But divine on a roll just the right size to accommodate two or three slices and some Green Goddess Dressing.

The recipe was a request from Nake-id IT, who spied it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Since mayonnaise is sauce non grata in the Nake-id cucina, I adapted the Green Goddess Dressing thusly:

1 whole avocado

1 bunch fresh tarragon

1/2 bunch Italian parsley

1/4 bunch green onions, trimmed

3ish Tbs fresh lemon juice

4ish Tbs white wine vinegar

4ish Tbs water

1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper

Blend everything. (I ended up in a fight with our mixer, which was too large to accommodate the ingredients and did half a job. Opt for a small blender container or mini food processor.)

Create your slider. We used Costco's pretzel bread slider buns. Down one or a dozen.

For another take on the veggie slider, try BBQ'd portobello mushrooms with grilled onions and arugula. The sauce is so good you'll be tempted to moisturize with it.

Anyway, that's the big excitement here. What's up by you?