Balsamic Beet Salad Recipe

Balsamic Beet Salad Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 9 small beets
  • 6 green onions
  • 1 bunch/head cilantro
  • 2-3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • pinch of salt (optional, I often omit the salt)

Directions:

Chop the greens and the root tails off of the beets, and peel them. If you don’t want your hands to take on a lovely pink hue, then grab a pair of gloves before you start working with the beets.

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Once the beets are peeled, chop them into roughly one inch cubes and place in a steamer. Steam the beets for fifteen -twenty minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.

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In the meantime, slice the green onions into one cm slices. Roughly chop the cilantro. Place both the green onions and the cilantro into a salad bowl to await the steamed beets.

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For the dressing, pour 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar into a small bowl or ramekin.  Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, a 1/4 tsp ground pepper and an optional pinch of salt. Use a small whisk and whisk the ingredients into the oil. Take a little taste and see if you need to add another tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. You’ll know.  Set aside.

When the beets are easily pierced with a fork, then add them to the bowl containing the green onions and cilantro. Toss them all together, then add the dressing and toss the whole medley a few more times to coat everything easily.  Serve and devour as politeness allows.

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3 comments

  1. It’s way easier to peel beets after cooking. I’ll bet this would be good with roasted beets.

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    1. Thank you! Great point!

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