ffwd – lime and honey beet salad

This is a nice salad. I suspect there will be some weighing in on this as a “recipe”. I happen to like beets a lot, and have made this in the past. It’s the kind of thing that is a nice side to go with other things, or, to be honest, really good with the arugula and goat cheese (I’d add some toasted walnuts too). This time it was a quick side-dish, using some fresh basil and mint that I had growing outside.

While beets aren’t really difficult to cook, it’s awfully convenient to be able to pick up some pre-cooked ones at the store. I often have them on hand, and that was the foundation of this for me.

A quick vinaigrette is prepared.

And then it’s all mixed together. I think it’s a beautiful and tasty salad.

All of that said, it’s really designed to be eaten with something else. While I will likely make this again, I think I might just use some cooked carrots too, and cut the beets a bit smaller (to match the carrots). I think that it would be really good, and even prettier. The basil and mint was nice. I’ve used chives before, it’s pretty versatile. Nice.

11 thoughts on “ffwd – lime and honey beet salad

  1. I like the idea of the arugula, goat cheese and walnuts, sounds delicious. Hubby did not care for this one at all, but I didn’t mind it. I did not like the dill and will leave it out next time. I also
    did not know that you could purchase cooked beets in the market, where have I been? Have
    a happy weekend.

  2. What a beautiful presentation in that lovely bowl of yours – looks very appetizing. Mint and basil do sound different, I would not have thought of adding that combination to the beet salad.

    Have a nice weekend.

  3. This is a quick side dish and delicious too ! I served them with the pan seared salmon. Next time I shall add goat cheese to it on a bed of arugula 🙂

  4. I love beets with arugula, goat cheese and walnuts, but I’m not sure about how those would go with lime and honey dressing. Your salad looks great! In any case, it’s nice to find there are many fellow beet lovers among the Doristas.

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