Citrus Beet Salad- get orangey with it…

Yes, I know, we just talked about beet salads, but this one is SO good too!  I made this one up on the fly.  It doesn’t have specific ingredient amounts either, but do not fret, it is fool-proof.  So, let’s get to it….

Yay for beets- part 2.


  • Beets
  • Basil
  • Beet greens
  • Orange-infused olive oil
  • An orange
To Make:
  • Cut the greens off the beets.  Chop them and the basil finely.
  • Bake the beets.
  • Slice the beets into 1-inch size pieces.  Place in a bowl with the greens and basil.
  • Mix the juice from an orange and some orange-infused olive oil together and pour over the beets, greens, & basil.
  • Top with a touch of salt and orange zest.
  • Enjoy!

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Simple Beet Salad

Yay Beets!  My dear friend Heidi is a whiz in the kitchen and she told me the best way to eat beets years ago- thanks Heidi.  I have been making them the same way ever since.


Mix up red and golden beets for some extra color. Photo thanks to La Grande Farmers' Market.

  • Beets
  • Beet greens
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon/brown mustard
  • Salt & pepper
  • Feta (optional)
To make:
  • Cut the greens off the beets.
  • Bake the beets.
  • Chop beets to a 1-inch size and finely chop the beet greens.
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, salt & pepper, & the mustard.
  • Add all of the ingredients together and mix.
Note:  I don’t have amounts for this recipe because I eyeball the amounts on this one- so get a little adventurous and give it a try!