Beet Salad

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Anyone who follows me on Instagram probably remembers this little snap of a salad I whipped up the other day, which was just too delicious to not share. This isn’t a cheap dinner, but it sure was delicious. For a less hungry person, this could serve two, but I kept it as a single serving on price since that’s how I ate it.

Beets and Greens Salad

$3.23 per serving

~1 Large Beet- $0.57

~1/3 of a large container of mixed greens – $1.46

~1/8 of a large container of feta- $0.88

1/3 of a can of cannellini beans- $0.32

Pantry Staples for dressing- olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper (remember to salt and pepper liberally since the beans etc are a very blank slate. Go harder on the pepper and lighter on the salt due to the feta.)

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Start off by washing your lettuce and using it as the base of your salad in a large bowl. Rinse your beans and place them on ~1/3 of the lettuce. Next, crumble your feta up the center. After that, slice up your beets and put them on the remaining 1/3.

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Your next step is to build your vinaigrette. Start with a healthy squeeze of dijon mustard, then a good splash of lemon juice, then top with roughly 1/3 of olive oil. When I make this salad this size as a meal, I aim for about 2 ounces of dressing total. The good news is, if you undershoot it, you can just make more since you’re in charge of the dressing. 20160516_172604

When you’re done making that dijon vinaigrette, pour it on top of your salad and dig in! (Maybe with a bib on… beets stain!)

 

What’s your favorite meal salad?


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