On the Menu: Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad

I  ♥ BEETS! 😉

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And the simple marinated beet salad (see recipe below) featured in my cookbook:

The Groovy Green Kitchen I: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker,

and is one of my fav ways to prepare and enjoy them. 🙂

Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad

A flavorful marinated salad, especially good to make when garden dill and beets are at their peak. Keeps for several days, covered in the refrigerator. A perfect side dish with all kinds of main dishes. Adds a brilliant color contrast on your plate too. Serves 6.

12 medium fresh (preferred) beets: precooked, peeled and cut into thin circles (or use equivalent amount of whole canned beets with no salt added, thoroughly rinsed and drained, then sliced)

1 medium red Bermuda onion, thinly sliced in rings

3 -4 T. chopped fresh dill-weed

Red Wine Marinade:

1/3 C. extra-virgin olive oil

5 T. red wine vinegar

1 teas. Mrs. Dash Original Blend Seasoning

1/2- 1 teas. sea salt

½ teas. freshly-ground black pepper

In a large bowl (that has a secure cover) layer 1/3 of the sliced beets, topped by ½ of the onion rings, then ½ of the dill-weed. Repeat layers, ending with the last 1/3 of the beets on top.

Combine marinade ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly. Pour over vegetables, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Shake container gently to re-distribute marinade evenly before serving, especially if storing for a longer period of time.

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Last night, I made this beet salad, along with an orzo salad for supper. It was soooo good. 🙂

I also like to serve this with my: German Sauerkraut Feast (click to enjoy that slow cooker recipe).

If you ♥  beets too, you might want to give this one a try! 😉

Happy Cooking!

BEET PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR

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6 responses

  1. It was interesting to find you post a beet recipe today as I was thinking of cooking beets – maybe beet soup ( but too complicated with all that beet shredding). Your beet salad sounds easy enough for me and I love beets and dill. 🙂

  2. I too love beets, especially in a salad.

  3. BEETS are amazing!!!
    I like this salad idea!

  4. And I know you have my cookbook to refer to, for this salad and all the other recipes Carol. Hope you enjoy this one too! 🙂

    Me too MaryLou. Welcome to Veggies…

    I agree GS, beets are amazing, I could eat them every day!!! Nice to “see” you again.

    Happy Cooking and Weekend, G

  5. If you love beets like I do, you will love this salad. It is so good.

  6. Oh I love beets! I always see these gorgeous beets in photos but have never seen one that wasn’t a single color. I have to work on finding them.

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