Marinated beet salad with red onion and mint





I had a couple cooked beets in the fridge. While they are very tasty sliced up on their own, I felt they needed a little inspiration. The great thing is that beets marinate well, taking on the flavors of the dressings to make some pretty complex flavors. 


I kept this recipe simple. The beets are already quite sweet so no honey is needed, instead just some vinegar and red onion. The best thing is that this salad gets better the longer it sits in your fridge, (okay no more than a week please) so make it ahead of time and have it ready as a healthy side. Beets are nutrient powerhouse that are high in folate, fiber and vitamin C, just to name a few!

It's simple and healthy salad that would go really well with some tzaziki, vegetable or meat skewers on a warm day. 

Marinated Beet salad

Serves 2-4

Ingredients: 

  • 2 roasted beets (recipe here), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • mint to garnish (optional)

Directions: 

Mix all ingredients except beets and onion in a small bowl until smooth and uniform. Taste and add salt or pepper if needed. Then, toss vinaigrette with onions and beets. Let sit for an hour at room temperature to marinate, or store in the fridge.  

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