I’ll have a yummy salad, today!

beet salad

I have been eating a lot of salads lately and I am enjoying them very much. I like the fact that you can assemble whatever you like and what’s important (whatever you have on your fridge).  This salad in particular is one of my favourite as it has simple but very healthy ingredients in it. To make it I used  2 boiled beetroot (full of vitamins and minerals, low in fat and full of antioxidants), green beans (full of vitamin K), fresh spinach (important for skin and hair, provides minerals,protein, iron) and feta cheese ( good for your bones as a good source of calcium).

For the dressing:  I used good  organic Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt mixed them all together in a small cup until they are mixed well and  then pour it over the salad (this way the flavour will mix very well together).

I usually like having salads with fish or meat or simply have it with some good bread, it really depends upon how hungry (and in the mood of cooking)I am. Many people find salads to be not very “flattering”  but I think they are interesting because everyone can use whatever ingredient he/she likes, personalize and be brave with the flavours.

Please tell me what is your favourite salad or any special ingredients you put in it, I am very curious to know! 🙂

green bean salad

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83 comments

  1. This looks and sounds like a real yummy salad, thank you. Boiled beetroot ist great, I like it in my pasta too! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much Dina, you’re really kind.
      I’m very happy you liked my salad.
      Best Wishes
      Alice

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  2. Anonymous · · Reply

    I am not the biggest salad eater, but sometimes I am craving salad.. especially on warm days. I also have a lot of diet restrictions and cannot eat a lot of things, which makes it hard to eat outside. However, a couple of weeks ago I was visiting a small town in the US and went to a lovely café for lunch. I ordered a salad (after talking to the cook about the ingredients 😉 ) and fell in love!! It was delicious, though simple. Apart from the green stuff, it only had walnuts and cranberries, which added a fruity flavor. With the cranberry vinaigrette it was just perfect. I didn’t have a delicious salad like this ever in my life and will certainly try it at home (I brought a cranberry vinaigrette back home 😉 )
    I will also try your salad, cause it sounds healthy and good. I like beetroot and it is a good source of iron.. especially good for women 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing this experience with me,
      I wish you all the best,
      I hope you will like this salad 🙂

      Alice

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      1. Thank you 🙂 I will let you know when I try this 🙂

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      2. I look forward for it 🙂

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    2. lily.taiga · · Reply

      I love egg salad. And something with mangoes and crabsticks 🙂

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      1. A really nice salad 🙂

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  3. yum!!! looks so fresh and inviting Alice! Two nights ago after so many meals of the lasagne…haha, I made a simple mixed baby leaves with a boiled egg, sweet corn, soft white cheese and walnuts then dressed it with a good olive oil & lemon juice! just what my body needed…although my husband kept tucking into the lasagne though lol! ☺️

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    1. Is there any left for me? Your salad was really yummy too 🙂

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      1. I’m afraid not as I scoffed it all nom nom nom….sorry! Next time ok? ☺️

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      2. Ok, I will be waiting 🙂

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  4. I love salad, I love beetroot and so this dish is very appealing to me 🙂 Come spring I love being able to go out into the garden to pick herbs and veg to add to salads.

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    1. Thank you so much greenmackenzie for the nice words.
      I love spring,too as I think you can find the best and colourful fruits,herbs and vegetables to eat.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. I really like all of the ingredients in this salad.
    I am going to make one this week. It’s a nice change
    from the usual Greek salad I make. It’s colorful too. XD

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    1. Thank you very much, I love Greek food too,
      I eat lots of Greek yogurt every week,
      thank you again for the nice words 🙂

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  6. Tyra Ruzek · · Reply

    This looks delicious – I recently re-discovered beets and fell in love with them! Been eating them almost every day 😛

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    1. Well done Tyra, beet is really healthy and I find it quite tasty if cooked well, thank you 🙂

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  7. I have been making a lot of spring vegetable quinoa salads – with asparagus, peas, arugula, and the like. Yours looks delicious – I absolutely love beets! I have some seedlings in the ground right now, and I can’t wait until I can harvest them. 🙂

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    1. Wow, your salad looks delicious and very interesting and well done on planting beets,
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Hi,

    I really like how this salad looks. Not a big green beans fan though but I am sure looking at it and your ingredients it may definitely taste good. Also thanks for mentioning nutritional contents about the ingredients you have used .:)

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    1. Thank you very very much, you should definitely try this salad, I am sure you will like it 🙂

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      1. I will have to. 🙂

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  9. Great looking salad. I’ve been craving salads lately and trying to honor those cravings. I just came back from the supermarket where I got lots of greens, cucumber, lemon, and ginger. I’m sure I’ll figure something out tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment, I am sure you will make a great salad with those ingriedients 🙂

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  10. I like this salad ❤

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    1. Thank you, you should try it 🙂

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  11. Sonel · · Reply

    Oh, these look just so delicious Alice! If I could, I would also eat salads all day long. Love Feta. 😀

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    1. I love feta,too! Thank you for the nice words!
      🙂

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      1. Sonel · ·

        You are very welcome. 😀

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      2. Sonel · ·

        PS: Forgot to say that is one stunning shot! 😀

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      3. Thank very much I love photography very much!
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      4. Sonel · ·

        You are very welcome. Best wishes to you as well. 😀

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      5. Thank you!
        🙂

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      6. Sonel · ·

        Oh, and hubby doesn’t know it yet, but he is going to go and buy some beetroot. LOL! I LOVE beetroot as well. 😀

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      7. Lol, I hope he will like the salad!
        🙂

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      8. Sonel · ·

        Oh, he will. Thanks again for sharing. 😀

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      9. You’re welcome and really kind 🙂

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      10. Sonel · ·

        My pleasure. 😀

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  12. Omg! This is my kind of salad! All of my favorite ingredients. Although I kind of hate raw spinach, I wish I didn’t. Love beets and green beans and balsamic vinagar. Your photo is lovely, too.

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    1. Thank you so much naimavanswol, for the nice words. The beauty of eating salad is that you can use whatever ingredient you like, you can “personalize” it. 🙂
      Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Aloice

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    2. Alice “ooooppss” 🙂

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  13. Your salad looks great. I’m partial to all sorts of Mediterranean salads, but will eat any salad put before me.

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    1. Thank you very much 🙂

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  14. It looks delicious and colors are also so nice…! Would love to try this salad…! 😀

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    1. Thank you very much, please do, you will like it! 🙂

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  15. I have the habit of munching hard stuffs so i will add almond flakes and pumpkin seeds into my salads! Also, i like to shred chicken breast meat into thin slices or mix in tuna chunks 😀 as for the sauce, i like spice it up with black pepper or chili sauce to add flavour. If i feel hungry, i will compensate my carb cravings via couscous or steamed sweet potatoes which are healthier options and have high fiber 😀

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    1. Wow, you clearly know how to make nice salads. Thank you for the tips, I will try to use some of those 🙂

      Best wishes 🙂

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  16. good food combination and great taste; looks like a winner
    a vegetarian delight

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    1. Thank you very much Eddie, I really enjoyed the salad!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. How fresh and healthy! Looks delish!

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    1. Thank you very much!
      Me and my husband really enjoyed it 🙂

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  18. Reblogged this on The Flavor-Thusiast and commented:
    NOW I know what I should do with a beet… I cannot wait to make this salad. I don’t know what’s taken me so long to find a good way to try my first beet….
    Thank you, Alice. It looks scrumptious!

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  19. Yumm!! I am absolutely in love with salads 😀

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    1. I’m really happy you like it 🙂

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  20. This looks delicious I could see it with some couscous on the side too and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Thanks for sharing. YUM.

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    1. I like put some balsamic vinegar too 🙂
      Never added couscous, it’s a really good idea,
      I will try it, thank you for commenting 🙂

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  21. I LOVE beet root! Sometimes I just have it on toast…. 🙂

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    1. Very easy and nice idea 🙂

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  22. This salad looks great! I love the combination of beets with feta other goat cheese, even though I can’t have the cheese anymore! 😦 I love to top my salads with chicken for protein and whatever veggies I have on hand. I love a good balsamic vinaigrette, but I’ve recently become addicted to Annie’s Chile Lime dressing! Nice post, sorry about that previous comment, accidentally hit post on my phone!

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    1. No problem at all. Thank you for the nice words, Nika. I am sorry you cannot eat cheese but I am sure you will find a good way of replacing it. Your salads must be very tasty, I love adding chicken to salads, too.
      🙂

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  23. our salad looks Very Yummy!

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    1. Thank you very much, Wandering Iris! 🙂

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  24. “whatever you have on your fridge” – It occurs to me that salad is very much like stir fry without cooking. My wife was on a diet of leaves and such for a good long time. I’d eat the salad and ask, ‘what’s for dinner?’ The kids never complained. And, yes, she was very much into using beets.

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    1. Lol, Thank you for stopping by!
      Best regards,
      Alice

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  25. Thank you for sharing this.

    And yes, lemon has that beautiful effect on a salad.
    My sister made a salad with whatever she loved as well mixed them up. She used Calamansi for hers instead of lemon. That zestiness is the real kicker indeed! 😀

    And nice combination you have there. The colour of the beetroot makes it all the more appealing and appetising! 😀

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    1. Thank you havendol, I am happy you like the salad!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  26. I just commented on Italy take two (take a look, if you like good recipes!) on how I’ve enjoyed salads as lunch lately. For the same reason: so easy to vary them (+ you get full but not over full nor the tiredness afterwards). I don’t have a favourite ingredient, I really like the variation!

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    1. I will thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  27. Oh this is a perfect salad! It looks so delicious. Now I know what I have to buy tomorrow 🙂

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    1. Hahaha, thank you very much, I hope you will like it, if you need some other idea, please check my recipes page and please let me know your opinion https://aalifemoment.com/recipes/ thank you 🙂

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  28. I am absolutely making this Aice. It looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you for the nice words,
      I hope you will like it,

      Please let me know if you need any help 🙂

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  29. Your salad looks great! I have to try that!
    Thank you for liking my post.

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    1. You are very welcome and thank you very much for the kind words, I hope you will like it as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  30. […] boil the beetroots in boiling water (or you can use the boiled ones) and set aside to cool. In a large bowl add the […]

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  31. […] recipe is based on the Beet & Bean Salad post by […]

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  32. Beetroot salad is such a winner – colourful, tasty, and fancy enough to serve to friends. Now I want a big bowl of this!

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    1. Lol, thank you so much thehungrymum for the nice words. I love beetroot in salad as it is not only healthy but it adds nice colour, too.
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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