One of my favorite sides is this apple beet compote. The fennel adds that distinctive licorice flavor and the candied walnuts add a sweet-bitter crunch.
My apple beet compote with fennel and candied walnuts is easy to make and offers a delicious way to liven up a weeknight meal.
What do you do when it’s time to post and you don’t have anything interesting in the house to cook, your extremely tired and uninspired and you still have to make dinner too?
Well, that means it’s time to foraging through the cabinets and refrigerator to see what you have to work with. I did get to our Farmers Market this weekend and bought a few odds and ends, so I did have some fresh veggies and apples. Hmmmm, all of a sudden I knew exactly what I wanted to make! And that’s how my apple beet compote was born!
I have to say it turned out much better than expected and while it did have a few steps in the process, I think it turned out to be a perfect autumn side dish. It went well with the grilled chicken we had for dinner, and as I thought about it, I think it would have made a wonderful salad! Just add a little feta or blue cheese and set it on a nice bed of greens with a vinaigrette and you have yourself a meal!
If you enjoyed this recipe you may also like these:
- Kale and Corn Succotash
- Ratatouille Two Ways
- Corn Fritters
- Thanksgiving Side Dishes (good anytime of year)