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Beet Salad


Beet Salad

Sometimes, using a little help from the store can mean the difference between ordering takeout and making a home-cooked meal. The introduction of precooked fresh beets to the produce section is a boon to busy home cooks; no longer does anyone have to settle for canned beets when in a hurry. This quick and easy, delicious salad is a healthy starter for busy weeknights.


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced thinly
  • 2 eight-ounce packages steamed and peeled beets, such as Love Beets, chopped
  • Chopped basil, for garnish


In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, mustard, lemon juice, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the onion and beets and marinate for 30-60 minutes. Garnish with basil just before serving.