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Roasted Beet & Feta Salad

Written By: Chris - Sep• 18•12

I’m still surprised how much Bill and I enjoy eating Beets!  As a kid I stayed clear of them, mostly I believe only because I didn’t know what I was missing!  Today we eat them because they are tasty!  It is an added bonus that they are highly nutritious!  Beets are good for our “cardiovascular health”.  They are a root vegetable that have a unique pigment and antioxidants in the root.  The greens tops offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke.  They help lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects.

They are easy to prepare and can be roasted, peeled, steamed, and then eaten warm with butter as a delicacy; cooked, pickled, and then eaten cold as a condiment; or they can also be eaten peeled, shredded raw, and then eaten as a salad.  This salad is made from roasted beets and has bright and delicious flavors!

Ingredients:

3 Roasted Beets – chilled
2 Tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Pure Honey
1 Tablespoon Honey Mustard
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Basil
Mint
Beets
Feta
Pecans, toasted and chopped

The instructions for roasting the beets are on a link within the ingredients.  I roasted these along with some garlic a couple days in advance and the peelings literally just rubbed off with my fingers… but wash them quickly because they stain!

Peel and slice the roasted beets and arrange onto plates.

Combine the mustard & honey mustard, drizzle in olive oil and season with salt & pepper.  Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese and pecans over sliced beets to your liking.  Add chopped fresh basil and mint.  Spoon a light amount of dressing over the salad

The textures and flavors of this salad are bright, rich and delicious!

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

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