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Beet Salads

Updated on February 1, 2013
5 stars from 2 ratings of Beet Salads

Show your love on Valentine’s Day by making these quick and easy beet salads. Start off your meal with a plate of creamy yogurt and beet salad or beet salad drizzled with olive oil and fresh Meyer lemon juice. Beets contain a lot of fibers, half are soluble fibers and the other half are unsoluble fibers and these fibers play important roles in fighting fat. These colorful root vegetables are rich in folic acid, calcium and iron and in addition help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers especially color cancer.

Beet Salad
Beet Salad | Source
Trim away the roots, cut into slices. Arrange the sliced beets on a serving platter. Drizzle with dressing and mint.
Trim away the roots, cut into slices. Arrange the sliced beets on a serving platter. Drizzle with dressing and mint. | Source
Peel the beets. Trim away the roots, dice into small pieces.
Peel the beets. Trim away the roots, dice into small pieces. | Source
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. | Source
Garnish with diced beets.
Garnish with diced beets. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beets (about 4 large), or 2 canned sweet beets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Myer lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried mint (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups plain yogurt
  1. If using fresh beets, cut the leaves well above the bulb so that they don’t bleed in water. Place the beets in a pan; fill with water covering the top of the beets. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cook for 1 hour or until the beets are fork tender. Let cool.
  2. Beet Salad -- Using gloves peel the beets. Trim away the roots, cut into slices. Arrange the sliced beets on a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with dried mint
  3. Beet and Yogurt Salad -- Using gloves peel the beets.Trim away the roots, dice into small pieces. Place yogurt, diced beets, salt, pepper and dried mint in a bowl. Mix to combine the ingredients. Place in a serving bowl, garnish with diced beets.
  4. Tip for cleaning beet stains from your skin. Cut a potato in half. Run the tap water. While holding your hand under running water, rub the stains with the cut side of the potato until they come off.

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      Open 2 years ago

      Hi AndrewI haven't created any hub pages yet but can see why it could be wolwhthire. Too much else to do at the present time but this could come in handy in the new year.Have already set goals and this may have to be added. Will I even have time to sleep in 2011 lolThanks for all your encouragement since I began my journey this year Andrew. Much appreciated.Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2011 be all you hope for.Patricia Perth Australia Patricia recently posted..

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      There you go :).

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I think I might try that. No harm in testing it out!

      Many of my recipes are just things thrown together. Most times my creations work. My "Zesty Ranch Pasta" started out as an experiment, and my boyfriend loved it!

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Kathryn. Hey the pineapple yogurt sounds good just don't add mint. Make a sampler first, if it tastes good add the rest. Just a thought :). That's how all these recipes are created after all, from people's creations and imaginations!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I almos have the right ingredients. I just don't have plain yogurt- only pineapple. Lol.

      I have a can of beets in my cupboard, waiting to be used, so when I have the yogurt I'm going to make this. It'll be a little late for Valentines Day, but it should be ok. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Your'e welcome B. Leekley. Thanks for stopping by :).

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      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Thanks for the recipes and the potato tip.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Not everyone likes beets Lizam1 but like you wrote you can make it for others to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Your salads look so pretty. I have a taste texture problem with beets. However that doesn't mean I can.t make the salads for others to enjoy. Thank you.