Easy Beet Salad

Beets are delicious and good for you, and can be enjoyed in a variety of foods and drinks. I love beets and like to eat them boiled with no other additional toppings, but this salad takes them to a whole different level! The key to making this salad extra special is in the type of mint used. I purchased one of those small potted mints from my local grocery store and really enjoyed the fresh flavor and quality. If you can get your hands on one of those potted mints, definitely do! If you cannot, fresh mint that is not potted will work just as well. This recipe calls for goat cheese, if you’re not a fan of goat cheese, you can easily swap that out for any type of feta cheese. I can’t make you love beets, but if you do, or are willing to try it with other flavors, you will surely enjoy this salad. Let’s get started!

Prep Time: 5 MinutesCook Time: 30+ Minutes
Serves: 2Total Time: Approximately 35 Minutes

Ingredients
2 medium size beets
3 tbsp goat cheese
1 1/2 tbsp raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1-2 tbsp fresh mint
Instructions
1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. (Such as this one)
2. Add beets, lower the heat to a medium simmer, and close the lid.*
3. You can check on your beets for readiness after 20-25 minutes by placing a fork inside to see if it easily goes in.
4. Once your beets are fully cooked and cooled, peel them and chop them into about 2 inch chunks, then add into a medium size serving bowl.
5. Add olive oil, and vinegar directly onto the beets, stir.
6. Add goat cheese and mint, then sprinkle the pepitas and enjoy!

*Beets can vary greatly in cooking time depending on the the size and type you use, sometimes they cook in 30 minutes, other times they can take longer. The best way to know is to just keep checking after 20-25 minutes.

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Published by cookingwithrips

Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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