Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beet Salad with Feta and Cilantro

I've never been a fan of beets. In the past, to me they've tasted like the ground. You know.. dirty and earthy. I mean, I wanted to like them as they are so good for you- chockful of nutrients, fiber filled and low calorie. 
Recently though, I've had some salads that have been knocking the beet game out of the park! I had one the other day with feta and cilantro and I was determined to recreate it at home. Here's what I came up with:


3 cups of beets cubed (that's about 4 large beets or 8 small). I used precooked.
1/2 cup of cilantro (or parsley if you aren't a cilantro fan)
1/3 cup of feta
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of  maple syrup (optional if your vinegar is tart)
salt and pepper to taste

1- Mix the oil, vinegar and maple syrup together
2- Add to the beets, cilantro and feta and stir to combine properly.

Done. Less than ten minutes of your time. I would leave it for a while so that your flavours combine but I couldn't resist and I ate a half cup right away. It was delicious!

Linking up with  Natalie for  Thoughts for this Thursday and The Blended Blog for Tasty Tuesday.


  1. Confession: I have never had beets before.

  2. I love beets and I love feta but I hate cilantro!

  3. this looks delicious - I love beets and feta and tolerate cilantro.

  4. I think beats taste like ground too, but every once in a while you get some that don't and you wonder why they all can't taste like that :)


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