NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fresh salad is a great dish to serve on a hot summer day.

But if you’re tired of the same old bowl of lettuce, we’ve got a tasty alternative.

READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie

More: NYC’s 6 Best Cold Meal For Hot Days

The guys behind New York’s Nobu, Richard Notar and Chef Frank Gorriceta, visited The Couch to prepare their Roasted Beet Salad salad.

Check out the video below to watch and learn the method. We’ve also provided the recipe and some extra tips!


-10 pcs mixed baby beets

-1 pack silken tofu (firm tofu is fine)

-2 tbls lemon juice

-2 tbls chopped shiso

-4 tbls of extra virgin olive oil

– pinch of salt and pepper

-1/2 of a red onion cut into slivers

-2 tbls of yuzu lemon juice

-garlic puree to taste

READ MORE: 7 Pedestrians Hurt After Being Struck By A Vehicle In The Bronx; Hunt Continues For Driver, Passenger

-1 bunch of microshiso for garnish

-drizzle of of balsamic teriyaki


-roast baby beets; once cooked bring to room temp and slice in half; quarters if they are big

-puree tofu until smooth with salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic puree and chopped shiso to taste

-toss cut roasted baby beets with slivered red onions extra virgin olive oil and yuzu lemon juice, salt and pepper

-place tofu crema in center of plate, position baby beets and red onions in a stack on top of the tofu crema

-drizzle balsamic teriyaki around the perimeter of the plate

-top the beets with microshiso garnish that is lightly dressed with a bit of EV olive oil and yuzu lemon



The avid home cook may find these ingredients at a gourmet and/or asian market.

If micro shiso is not available then a “minty herb” like shiso would work just fine (ie. fresh oregano, mint, sorrel, perilla, etc)

MORE NEWS: Blind Brook Board Meeting Gets Heated Over Continued Closure Of Ridge Street Elementary School

Sang Lee farms is where we get our beets in the hamptons,but any beets that are local would be just as great. Even regular store-bought will work well.