This is a guest post from Miachel Pruett of Spiced Curiosity:
Hope y’all are having a wonderful fall! It’s a great time to be experimenting in the kitchen. Recently I received a gracious gift of fragrant basil leaves, and I was excited to use them in this savory beet salad. Normally I reserve fresh basil for tomatoes, but basil has a refreshing, almost minty sensation that does a great job of lifting up beets’ earthy taste.
Along with bringing a refreshing bite, this salad is chockfull of nutrients. The basil has anti-bacterial properties and is an excellent source of Vitamin K; the beets are a great source of folate, manganese, Vitamin C, and potassium.
So enjoy this rainbow-colored salad for a healthy family lunch or as a fun addition to a potluck. The dish is quick to make and lasts well in the fridge. If you save the salad separate from the dressing, it should keep for several days.