Beet Salad with Basil Oil

January 8, 2014 by MommaCuisine

Beets has got to be one of the most underrated vegetables out there. They are sweet and earthy and so good for you. Try making this recipe for a simple and elegant salad for your girlfriends, or an impressive salad course for your holiday dinner.


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




1 red beet

1 yellow beet

0.25 cup crumbled bleu cheese

0.5 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper


Step 1

Boil the beets until fork tender in salted water. Once cooled, peel and slice.

Step 2

In a blender, blend the basil, olive oil, lemon juice and fresh cracked pepper until smooth.

Step 3

Assemble the salad in individual plates (like pictured), or on a large platter. Arrange the beets interchanging the red and yellow beets for presentation. Top with crumbled bleu cheese and pumpkin seeds and drizzle with homemade basil oil.


National cooking personality and host, Johanna M. Cook has been captivating audiences with Momma Cuisine since 2009. Momma Cuisine’s vision is to connect with their targeted consumer base of busy moms by providing exclusive access to the best of what brands can offer.