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!