Let’s talk salads!
Salads get a bad reputation for being boring and bland, but just like everything.. it depends how it’s prepared. If you go to a restaraunt and order a salad, chances are there is a little bit of effort that went into it to create all the different components. If we apply the same effort to our own salads, it’s typically a win.
When it comes to your salad base, the options are endless. One of my personal favorites? A good cabbage salad, and a beet salad! Beets naturally have a sweet flavor profile making them a good pairing for a salad. You can even throw on a savory component such as toasted pecans to bring the flavors full circle. This particular salad concept, which is commonly referred to as “Beet Napoleon” was often seen on dinner menus years ago. It was one of the prettiest salads, so I had to try my own version out of curiosity!
My favorite thing about this salad? The aesthetic appeal! It’s just beets and goat cheese, with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze, and that’s all you need. Don’t do cheese? You can easily mash up vegan feta or any other kind of spreadable cheese to create the same concept.
What’s great about this salad? Everything! It’s quick, easy, gorgeous, veggie packed flavor packed, requires just 4 ingredients, it’s perfect for any season, great for entertaining, you could switch up the cheese, you could add chopped pecans for a savory component, and it’s just a must try!
If you’re all about beets, you have to try this staple Beet Salad!
Why this recipe is great:
Perfect for any season