Quick Beet Salad Recipe

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.

Adapted from Simple Food by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1980).
Adapted from Simple Food by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1980).


Angela B.
Angela B.3 years ago

Thank You! :)

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Lydia W.
Lydia S.3 years ago

Nice , Thanks

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for the recipe, care2 has filled my recipe box with such healthy meal ideas

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Julie D.
Julie D.3 years ago

Sounds delicious! Thanks!

Jane H.
Jane H.3 years ago

thanks--sounds like it would be good with the addition of lettuce and more ingredients!

Lynn D.
Lynn D.3 years ago

hmmmmmmm......sounds really good, thanks for sharing with us!

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)