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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Greek Beet Salad

If you are familiar with my blog, you know that I'm a big fan of Beets.  I feel confident that I'm doing something good for my body when I eat any deep-colored vegetable.  I don't mind the flavor, but I do admit it can be a bit earthy.  And I know some people may not prefer it.  Therefore, I enjoy thinking of recipe ideas that add flavor and excitement to this super healthy, cancer-fighting food.

My latest pregnancy craving is all things Greek.  I had some beets, cucumbers and feta cheese in the fridge that I wanted to use.  One small note about that...any time you mix beets with a pale-colored food, there will be pink staining.  This might seem odd to some people.  But as it turns out, pink food can be delicious!  Ha!

Greek Beet Salad

2 large Beets (boiled until soft and chopped)
1 large Cucumber (peeled, seeded and chopped)
1 handful fresh Basil (chopped)
1 container Feta Cheese
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 clove minced Garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1.  Peel and then boil the beets until soft and tender.  
2.  Once the beets have been cooled and chopped into bite-size pieces, mix with the cucumber (also chopped), basil and feta cheese.
3.  In a measuring cup, blend the oils, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and pour over the salad.
4.  Toss all ingredients together and serve immediately, or after refrigerating.  

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