Fast Summer Beet Salad

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This salad is a winner in my eyes…fast, healthy, totally yummy, colourful…

Grab some beets from your local farmers market and whip some up…your tummy will thank you later!

 

Ingredients:

I basket of baby beets (you can use regular beets but the baby beets are sweeter!), around 4-6 cups but the amount doesn’t really matter.

1/2 red onion

2 oranges, sectioned like this

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 c crumbled goat cheese

1/4  c sunflower seeds

 

1.  Put the beets in a large pot of boiling water and cook until fork tender (don’t over-cook them).  Replace the boiling water with cold water and set aside until they are cool enough to handle.

2.  Peel them and then, using a mandolin (or you can use a food processor with a shredder or a really sharp knife), cut the beets into matchstick pieces (or the biggest grate on a food processor); set aside.

 

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3.  Do the onions the same way (they should turn out looking minced like this), or you can mince them with a knife.

 

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…they should look like this.

 

4.  In a large bowl combine beets, onions, oil and vinegar; mix well and season to taste.  Scatter top of salad with orange sections, goat cheese and seeds.

 

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How colourful is that??  They say to eat the colours of the rainbow to stay healthy.  I’ve never seen a rainbow this bright but if you make this, you will make a nutritionist somewhere on this planet very happy!!

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