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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Green Bean & Beet Salad

Here's a fairly simple to make and very fresh and cool dish to eat for a warm summer evening's dinner. This recipe is especially tasty if you pick the ingredients up fresh at your local farmer's market, the day of. The beets were from our garden, the beans from the farmer's market.


3 beets
2 handfuls of green beans
Vinegar (something clear: white, rice, apple cider)
Olive oil


• Boil the beets until soft (this will take about 45 minutes, so do them ahead).
• Saute the beans in olive oil until they start to get soft. Set aside to cool.
• Peel the beets by hand (once they are boiled the skin just falls right off) and chop into cubes.
• Put the beets and green beans in a bowl, and toss with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
• Use lemon slices to garnish

Bon appetit 


  1. okay, is it weird that i am in my twenties and still have never had beets? your salad is making me want to change that. looks delightful :)
    im posting my own new fave salad recipe on friday!

    love your blog - joined you on bloglovin!

    1. I hope this inspired you to go for beets. They are so delicious. I will have to check and see the salad recipe you posted. Love a good salad in the summer.

  2. Hi Sarah!
    I recently discovered your blog, and find it very charming. I just wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe, and it was GREAT!!! I made the dressing on the side using lemon juice, a small splash of vinegar, olive oil , slat and paper and a bit of garlic.

    I've bookmarked your blog and look forward to trying your recipes.
    Best wishes,

    1. The addition of garlic sounds perfect! Thanks so much for the kind words :-)