Beets seem to be something people either love or hate. I am not overly fond of them, but I will eat them once and a while. I guess I just find them a little too sweet and not terribly exciting. Yes, squash and sweet potatoes are sweet, but they are also soft and creamy. Granted, I would happily eat beets with a creamy cashew sauce, but I think I would lap up anything with a creamy sauce! 😉

I think that is why in most dishes, beets are pickled, doused in vinegar or served with a tangy, salty cheese. Serving beets this way provides a contrast of flavors for an otherwise rather boring vegetable.

Whether you like them or hate them… give this salad a try. The fresh dill and walnuts make this salad… so do not leave them out!


Beet Walnut, Dill Salad

4 large beats roasted and peeled

1/4 c chopped fresh dill

1/4 c chopped fresh chives

1/8 t black pepper

red pepper flakes to taste (optional)

1/4 c chopped toasted walnuts

3 T balsamic vinegar

Roast the beats in a baking dish with a lid or cover it tightly with foil. Roast at 400 F for about 45-60 min or until easily pierced by a fork. Once cooled, peel the beets and slice them as thinly as possible. Place them in a bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients. The longer the beets sit in the vinegar, the better they get!

Submitted to: Potluck Party


I never really take pictures of small things that I see throughout my day; I usually only take pictures of important things that I want to remember. We were given some assignments in my photography course to go out and take pictures using different styles. Here are some pictures that I took:

It is a bridge…

Olympic flags in Covent Garden


  1. Mmm I love beets! You ought to post the recipe for those cherry almond beets you made at the teen retreat-I loved those!!
    And that’s some nice photography you’ve got there 🙂 I especially like the bike one…

    • Thanks Rachel! I will see if I can find that recipe, I have never seen something like that before!

  2. The beet salad looks amazing and I LOVE seeing the London pics; more, more! 🙂

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