Sunday, February 28, 2010

Beet Salad for those who don't love beets!

So, I personally love beets, but not everyone does. It's a vegetable that doesn't really get a good rap. So, I came up with a beet salad that pretty much anyone will enjoy. It only has a faint hint of that earthy beet taste to it, but mostly you taste sweet and sourness :)

1 large or 2 small beets, peeled and shredded
2 green onions, chopped up
1 clove garlic, pressed
juice and zest of one orange,
juice and zest of one meyer lemon(or regular lemon, whatever)
1 carrot, shredded
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and serve. It doesn't really need to marinate, but tastes much better if you let it marinate for an hour or overnight.

i added a little bit of grapefruit juice too, just because I had it on hand. Adjust the spices and quantities to your liking. My husband who hates beets tasted it and said it wasn't too bad. (didn't love it, but liked it okay..that's good enough for me!