Beautiful Beet Salad #PicnicGame

Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket.

I don’t know your winter went but ours was wet and miserable. It didn’t even really get cold enough to be cold a true winter, just very wet. Spring was also pretty bad so our anticipation for summer weather was big. Summer for me was never filled with many picnics, not sure why. But now that I have a child we find any excuse to have a picnic, even if it is just in our back garden. So today I am bringing to you a favourite salad of mine. Beets are my little obsession and these gorgeous golden and candy beets I get from the market every year are my favourite. You can of course you regular red beets for this recipe, you could even skip the boiling step and use pre-cooked beets. Just make sure you avoid the pre-pickled ones.

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Beautiful Beet Salad

6 medium beets
2-3 garlic cloves
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

beet salad - boiling
Wash the beets and then boil until tender, about 45 minutes.
beet salad - peeling
Remove the skins by running cold water over the boiled beets, and then slipping of their skins with your fingers.
beet salad - slicing
Slice the beets. Or you could also cube them.
beet salad - marinading
Toss with the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Refrigerate covered for several hours before serving.

 

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Beautiful Beet Salad #PicnicGame
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 medium beets
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the beets and then boil until tender, about 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the skins by running cold water over the boiled beets, and then slipping of their skins with your fingers.
  3. Slice the beets.
  4. Toss with the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Refrigerate covered for several hours before serving.
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11 Responses to Beautiful Beet Salad #PicnicGame

  1. Those golden beets are SO pretty!
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  2. Liz says:

    I adore beets and this simple recipe and presentation is exactly how I love to eat them!!! Beautiful!
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  3. Beets are so beautiful! I always admire the colors. This beet salad would be perfect for a picnic!
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  4. I need to find some golden beets. They are so pretty!
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  5. I love beets! They are so under rated!
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  6. I must say, that looks ah-mazing. Some day I wll be brave enough to try beets again.
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  7. Stacy says:

    I so wish I could get the pretty golden beets, Laura! I might be able to get my husband to try this. Beets are the one thing he still won’t eat and I love them so much. Your salad sounds perfect to me!
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  8. I love beets – and this salad sounds perfect. I’d love this in my picnic basket!
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  9. What a great way to have beets!!! Fabulous picnic dish!
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  10. Hezzi-D says:

    Simple and pretty-perfect for a picnic!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love those golden beets :)
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