Sweet Balsamic Beet Salad
I recently developed a love for beets, and this is a good way to introduce beets to people who may be skeptical. It has some sweetness from maple syrup, and a little zing from the balsamic vinegar. Top it off with some feta cheese, and you (and everyone else!) is sure to love eating their beets!
- 4 beets, scrubbed, trimmed, and cut in half
- 1/3 cup basil, sliced
- 1 10-ounce package of organic baby greens
- 3 tbsp grade B maple syrup
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- Feta cheese, for topping
Place beets in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 20-30 minutes. Drain, cool, and chop into sticks, like this:
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, garlic, and maple syrup. Pour dressing into a salad dressing container and set aside.
To serve, place a bed of baby greens onto each plate and top with an equal amount of beets. Sprinkle basil on top, and drizzle dressing over all ingredients. If desired, top with feta cheese. Enjoy!
This recipe adapted from Christa Orecchio at The Whole Journey. Check out her site; it is a wealth of information and inspiration!