Wednesday, June 26, 2013

80--- Grilled Beet & Onion Salad

One delicious salad, two ways.  One fancy, one easy.  You choose.  Either way you have loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Grilled Beet & Onion Salad
Serves 2

2 medium beets, washed, stemmed and sliced into 1/4" slices
1 small yellow onion, sliced into 1/4" slices
Olive oil spray
Salt & fresh ground black pepper
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or chiffonade)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, reduced to a syrup*
1 oz crumbled feta cheese

Heat grill to medium.

Spray beet and onion slices with olive oil spray on each side.  Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place slices on grill.  Cook for ~ 15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking (note: onion may cook more quickly then beets- remove when done).

For serving:
1) Stack beet slices alternately with onion slices.  Garnish with basil and feta, then drizzle plate with balsamic reduction.
2)  Toss together beets and grilled onions, top with feta and basil, drizzle with balsamic reduction.

*For balsamic reduction, heat vinegar in a small saucepan to a low boil.  Reduce heat to medium and continue to stir for ~ 7 minutes, or until liquid is thickened.  Remove from heat and allow to set (note: liquid will thicken more when removed from heat so don't wait until it is syrupy to do so).

Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 139 calories, 5 g fat, 4 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g fiber


  1. Hi!! I follow your blog pretty regulary and love all your great ideas!! I made this as a side for dinner tonight and it was amazing!! Thanks for another great recipe!!

    1. Thank you SO much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Please pass it on!

  2. Hi Lindsay,
    Just came across your blog and love it! I saw the grilled beets and onion and wow great idea. I will try this tonight. I will now spend the next 1/2 hour going through your recipes the stuffed squash blossoms sound delicious. I planted extra plants this year just for them. I like the way you think 80/20. I do try and eat healthy most of the time. I will check out the rest of your blog, thanks for the recipes.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Roseanne! I appreciate your comments. Follow me on Facebook for new recipes!