Gold and Red Beets Salad


I'm participating in Wendy's Green Thumb weekly fresh garden recipe. I like her idea very much because I get to check out other blogger's recipes for dinner ideas and inspiration. Now if you have been following along my blog for some time, you know that nothing grows in my garden, unlike Wendy's garden. 

I saw these gold and red beets on my recent trip to the supermarket which reminded me of a really nice gold and red beets salad I had at the Academy of Sciences. Here's what I had at the Academy that day:

I love the salad very much except for the chunky blue cheese. When I made my salad, I used feta cheese instead of blue cheese, omitted the fried onions, and added boiled eggs. 

1 gold beet
1 red beet
2 eggs, boiled and diced
4 arugula leaves, rinsed and dried
balsamic vinaigrette
crumbled feta cheese

Boil the beets for about 30 minutes or until tender. Do not peel the skin to retain the color of the beets. I cooked both beets varieties together. Dice the beets. Mix all the ingredients together. 


Sommer said...

That looks delicious!! I love the substitutions you made!

Gratitude said...

Ooo I don't think I've ever come across a gold beet here. The salad looks delicious, especially for food craving dieticians like myself! lolz

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Oh, I didn't know there are gold beets...thanks, now i have an idea on what to do for my son's breakfast tomorrow. :)

Wendy said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous salad. I love the 2 colors of beets together. I also would probably subsititue the feta for blue. Yummy! I don't really love beets, but I think I would enjoy this. I know my husband would love it.

Ummie said...

Alas, those are rare (roots?) over here.
But deep fried thinly sliced crispy shallots we use aplenty.

levian said...

i enjoy caesar salad a lot, especially the cheesiness n crunchy chunks of breads they have. maybe it is time to start trying to make my own salad too. :)

Anonymous said...

I love most veggies but somehow beets isn't my cup of tea.

AVCr8teur said...

It certainly looks healthy. I never had a gold beet before.

foongpc said...

I don't really like red beets. Not sure the gold one : )