Many of us long for simplicity during the complicated holiday season. Helen Nearing was a shining example of living simply but well, and her recipes show us how to eat whole foods in ways that nourish body and soul.
In this perfect winter salad, beets provide grounding, earthy nourishment in the stressful holiday months, and marvelous flavor and color, as well. Beets are rich in zinc, an essential nutrient. This recipe couldn’t be easier or quicker to make, and it’s a great way to use up leftover beets.
4 cooked beets, peeled and diced
2 cups sliced celery
2 onions, sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Combine the beets, celery, and onions. Add the olive oil and vinegar, tossing to coat the vegetables well. This salad keeps beautifully, refrigerated, for several hours.