Golden Beet and Garlic Saladon April 1st, 2013 Posted in Salads
My mom always makes this awesome beet salad. With olive oil and lemon and garlic, I just love it! But if there’s anything I don’t like about it is the fact that the beets always make it look like I just murdered someone in my kitchen, right there on the cutting board, and I can’t even hide the evidence because my hands are all red as well. Apparently there’s an alternative! And when I found it I was super excited. I was going shopping at Costco as usual when I saw a bag of “Golden Beets”, it’s the same beets but yellow. I grabbed it and figured I’d find what to do with it later on.
After I read about it a bit I discovered that it is the same beet except for the color and apparently people prefer to use it because guess what, it’s less messy! Yes! Yes! Yes!
So now I can make my favorite salad without looking like a serial killer, and guess what? I get to share it with you!
- 5 Golden Beets
- 3 Garlic cloves – diced
- 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Cook the beets in water. Place them in a pot and cover with water; cook covered over medium heat until the beets are tender and you can poke them with a fork (about 30-40 minutes).
- Peel the cooked beets by simply removing the skin. It should come off easily now that it’s cooked.
- Grate the peeled beets into a bowl, add the dices garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and mix all together.