This Easy Beet Salad with Feta only has THREE ingredients and is such a light and perfect summer side dish! Roasting beets is so simple and can be done ahead of time, making this a great and easy weeknight side dish!
Hey beet fans!!
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!
AN EASY SPIN ON BEET SALAD
I decided that I wanted to make a much simpler version of that salad with three simple ingredients:
- roasted beets
- fresh basil
- feta cheese
HOW TO COOK BEETS AND FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM
But! Since the wedding and this spin on that salad 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!
Beets are very simple to cook. You don’t need to parboil them. You simply clean them, wrap them in foil and bake. The skin peels off easily and you are ready to go. Roasted beets last in your refrigerator for about a week.
I love to buy my beets at the farmer’s market in the summer. Look for a bunch where the beets are all relatively the same size so they will cook at the same rate. Beets are one of the easiest veggies to buy because it’s hard to find one that is bad.
WHAT TO SERVE THIS BEET SALAD WITH
This beet salad with feta would be great on the side of so many recipes. It’s the perfect thing to make last minute on a busy weeknight when you need more veggies in your meal.
Easy Beet Salad
- 3 roasted beets
- 2 ounces of feta cheese I used reduced fat
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves sliced
- Toss all the ingredients and serve.
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