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Mixed Beet Salad with Basil

Mixed Beet Salad with Basil
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Beet salad with fresh basil and olive oil, sweet and earthy, is a welcome addition to supper tables in late summer and early autumn when both beets and basil appear at market in abundance.

Cook: 5 |
  • 1 1/2 pounds
    mixed beets Chioggia, golden, white, red etc., peeled and diced
  • 2 cups
    chopped mixed basil Violetta, Genovese, Cinnamon etc.
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons
    unrefined extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons
    raw apple cider vinegar
  1. Steam peeled and diced beets over rapidly boiling water until they become tender, about five to six minutes or so. If using multiple varieties, note that the red beets will stain the other varieties so you may wish to steam them separately.
  2. Once tender, immediately plunge the steamed beets into a bowl of ice water, allowing them to chill until cold to the touch.
  3. Drain the beets, patting them dry with a cotton kitchen towel as needed.
  4. Combine the drained beets with chopped basil and minced garlic.
  5. Dress with vinegar and olive oil.
  6. Serve cold.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories111.5
  • Carbohydrates9.1 g
    • Dietary fiber3.3 g
  • Cholesterol0.0 mg
  • Fat7.6 g
    • Saturated fat1.0 g
  • Sodium61.5 mg
  • Protein3.6 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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