December 12, 2017

Hooked On Beets

gluten-free-beet-salad-chef-vI know it’s not quite the beets season, but, I’m hooked on the cooked and peeled organic baby beets that are sold vacuum sealed in many stores. I love them! And they are gluten free! And for once, convenience without sacrificing your health! I have tried them few times now and they have been very consistent, tender, juicy and clean- though you may have to trim the ends form time to time! Best of, they are cooked just right, and you can do whatever you want with them, have them as a salad, a side dish or make a meal of them on a hot day like I did today. It takes less than 10 minutes and I bet your little ones will try it as well. Just like my little buddy Eli who told his mother she needed to got the recipe for the beets salad.

Beets are not only delicious once you balance the flavors with a bit of saltiness, a little kick of spice, and a hint of acidity like vinegar or lemon and my personal favorites, fresh herbs.
Beets are also very good for your health. It’s been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. In a recent blog titled “Is Your Gallbladder Cranky”, Dr. Mikell S. Parsons talks about the benefits of beets on the gallbladder.

So what it takes to make a delicious beet salad? Just a few ingredients, And Eli, I want to see a picture of you making this salad! 😉


  • 5 small to medium beets, quartered
  • 8-10 Olives, mixed, or Kalamata
  • 1 Green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry mint
  • 5 leaves of fresh basil, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Feta cheese crumbles
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste


  1. Quarter beets, slice onions and jalapeno, toss together with all the other ingredients except feta, adjust salt and pepper.
  2. Add feta cheese last minute and toss gently. Enjoy


  1. I couldn’t find your roasted beets recipe on your blog. Can you share? Thanks for a great evening last night. I will never be the same!

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