Beet Salad

I’ve found that there are two types of people in the world: those that eat all things beets & those that can do without. Can you guess which one I am? If you aren’t sure which bucket you fall in, please keep reading.

Not only are beets naturally sweet & hearty making them a great addition to salads & juices, they are also high in nutrients. In fact, beets are loaded with antioxidants, which gives them their rich red color.

If you are trying to add more vegetables to your diet, this Italian Beet Salad is an easy option. That’s because it requires a very short list of ingredients & can be prepared within 30 minutes – great for a weeknight side dish.

You can find beets at your local grocery store or farmer’s market (depending on what season it is). I often pick mine up from Trader Joe’s. And, yes, I’m a Trader Joe’s fanatic if you haven’t been able to tell by now.

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Simply put, beets are nutritious, tasty & should not be overcomplicated. For all you non-beet lovers out there, more beets for the rest of us! For all of you who are still unsure, try this Italian Beet Salad recipe & then decide.

Italian Beet Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 4
  • 4 medium Beets rinsed
  • 2 stalks Celery (with the leaves) chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Cover the beets with water in medium size pot & bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes.

  3. Drain the beets & let chill for 10 minutes. 

  4. Peel the beets & cut into quarters.

  5. In a bowl, combine the cut beets, chopped celery, minced garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper.

  6. Can be served immediately OR chilled.