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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Basil Beet Salad

So 1cookingchick sort of dropped off the face of the earth for about 3 months!  The reason?  I'm pregnant!  ...and I hated food for the first trimester.  I'm slowly getting my kitchen creativity back.  It's nice to be back in the eating/cooking/blogging well as in the second trimester, finally!!

Summer is upon us and it is time for the beautiful freshness of hot weather recipes!

I can't believe how my basil is thriving these days.  I'm usually a basil killer!  To celebrate the verdancy of my favorite herb, I put together a refreshing and simple Basil Beet Salad.  

3 large Beets
1/4 cup Olive Oil
splash of Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon Honey
Sea Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste
handful of fresh Basil leaves (chopped)
1.  Peel the beets and boil for 30-45 minutes (until desired tenderness is reached).
2.  Remove the softened beets from the boil water and dice into bite-size pieces.
3.  In a measuring cup, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey and salt and pepper.
4.  Put the beets and vinaigrette in a decorative bowl and toss with the fresh basil.