If you are a fan of red beets you will love this simple and easy red beet salad. Perfect on its own or as a side dish.
For the salad:
5–6 medium fresh red beets
1 medium red onion, sliced
2–3 stems flat-leaf parsley, chopped
For the dressing:
2 tbsp. olive oil
3–4 tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1. Add the beets to a large pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 35-40 minutes. Check with a knife if the beets are done – the beets should be cooked through and tender. Remove from the heat, drain, and let cool down completely. Peel the cooled beets (use gloves) and cut them into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
2. Peel the onion, cut lengthwise in half, and then into thin slices. Set aside. Wash and dry the parsley and chop coarsely. Set aside.
3. For the dressing mix the olive oil with the fresh orange juice, orange zest, ground cumin, and garlic powder. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to your liking.
4. Add the beets, sliced onions, and chopped parsley to a bowl, add the dressing and mix to combine. Place in the fridge and let marinate for about 20 minutes before serving.
Keywords: salad, red beet, bbq, vegan