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French Beet Salad

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French Beet Salad

French Beet Salad

Jessica Braider
This spin on a classic French salad is what turned me into a lover of beets when I was a kid (and a picky eater!). Earthy, sweet, and tangy it is the perfect balance of flavors.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 pre-cooked beets we love the vacuum-packed ones from Trader Joe's, or cook your own, see directions below
  • 2 tsp. grainy Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar


  • If using pre-cooked beets, dice them and place them in a medium serving bowl.
  • If cooking the beets: scrub them, cut off the greens, leaving about 1 inch of stems, and steam them in a saucepan in about 2 inches of gently boiling water, covered, for 45 minutes, until they are fork tender. Drain the beets, rinse them in cold water, and peel the skins, using your fingers or a vegetable peeler, and then dice them.
  • Combine the mustard and vinegar and pour it over the beets, tossing thoroughly. Refrigerate the salad for at least 20 minutes.


Note: you can cook and peel the beets or make the whole salad up to 2 days in advance.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 36, Total Fat: 0g, 0%; Saturated Fat: 0g, 0%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 83mg, 3.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 8g, 2.5%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 6%; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 1g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dairy-Free, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Make-Ahead, No Added Sugar, No-Cook, Nut-Free, Picnic, Potluck/Buffet, Salads, Side Dish, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Vegan, Vegetarian
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