Easy Beet Salad

This Easy Beet Salad only has THREE ingredients and is such a light and perfect summer side dish!

This Easy Beet Salad only has THREE ingredients and is such a light and perfect summer side dish!

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Hey beet fans!!

‘Sup?

If you aren’t a beet lover, prepare to be converted.  Last summer my dad got remarried in a really simple ceremony with just family.  There was a sweet reception that followed back at his house that involved not a single one of my children having a meltdown even after a long and warm day.

Only slightly more miraculous was this perfect salad that was served.  It was a beet salad with greens, strawberries and the most amazing dressing.  I was so hesitant at first, but someone convinced me to try it, and I went back for seconds . . . . and then thirds!

This Easy Beet Salad only has THREE ingredients and is such a light and perfect summer side dish!

I’m not even going to begin to suggest that this is that salad.  It’s totally not.  I have yet to recreate that, though I still plan on trying.

But! Since then I have been totally in love with beets.  I’m going to sound like the totally hippie I was raised to be when I say, they are nature’s candy people!  They really are so naturally sweet and delicious.  I mean.  They literally grow in dirt and taste like pure sweetness.  They are the unicorn of the vegetable world!

This Easy Beet Salad only has THREE ingredients and is such a light and perfect summer side dish!

Beets are simple to prepare.  You cut off the stems and the root, give it a good scrub, wrap it in tinfoil and bake it for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees, or until you can very easily stick a toothpick straight in (go in right through the foil).  Then you take them out, unwrap them, let them cool to the touch, and just peel back the skin.  Simple.  I use some gloves to do this so that my hands don’t become permapink. #princess

Then for this salad, you just slice them up, toss them with some fresh feta cheese, and basil.  So simple, right?  I made this for my family last weekend on this perfect day of cousins playing all day long to the point of exhaustion and adults sitting around chatting, eating, and enjoying a cocktail.  It was a last minute creation that I threw together with what I just had around, and it was gobbled up!  It’s going to be a go to for me now!

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Easy Beet Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 medium beets, roasted and sliced (see post for instructions)
  • 2 ounces of feta cheese (I used reduced fat)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves sliced

Instructions

  1. Toss all the ingredients and serve.
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This Easy Beet Salad only has THREE ingredients and is such a light and perfect summer side dish!

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