Easy Culinary Beet Salad

Easy Culinary Beet Salad

You will love this Easy Culinary Beet Salad recipe for its ease of execution and the highly flavorful payoff.  This salad is garlicky, sweet, and tangy. 

I love beets because they are delicious, versatile, and come in a variety of colors.  Beyond that, beets provide some fantastic health benefits. Along with the high water content, these cuties are only 44 calories per serving.  Beets are also great source of nutrients: fiber, folate, and vitamin C. Eating beet may even lower your blood pressure and enhance your athletic performance.

Please pay attention to the green part.  In fact, you are buying two vegetables for the price of one.  Beet greens are almost as nutritious as collard greens and spinach. 

As a matter of fact, you can apply similar cooking technique to the beet greens, as you would to some of your other green favorites.  Beet greens are great in soups, salads, and stuffing. While sautéing in olive oil, the greens will beg for salt, pepper (red pepper flakes are ideal), and nutmeg.  Add a little garlic and voila: an Easy Culinary Beet Salad!

Easy Culinary Beet Salad

For more luscious beet recipes, please explore Granny Smith Raw Beet Salad, Roasted Beet, Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Salad.

Culinary Beet Salad

Easy Culinary Beet Salad

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Eastern European
Servings 6 people


  • 3 Beets approximately 2 lbs
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Parsley finely chopped
  • Dill finely chopped
  • Chives
  • Walnuts chopped, optional

Creamy Dressing

  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss washed and dried beets in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Wrap each beet in foil and place them in the roasting pan. Roast for 45 minutes- 1 hour until tender. Let beets cool, then peel.
  • Grate beets using the large side of a box grater. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl prepare the dressing by combining mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, crushed garlic, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Fold in shredded beets.
  • Transfer salad into a serving dish.
  • Top with your own combination of finely chopped parsley, dill, and/or chives. Add walnuts.
Keyword beets, Brown rice, garlic, healthy, herbs, roasted beets, sourcream, vegetarian

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