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Beet Salad with Bacon and Onion

Beet Salad with Bacon and Onion

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Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

If you love the sweet, earthy flavor of beets but think you don't have time to cook them on a weeknight, you'll appreciate this fast microwave method. Wrapping peeled beet wedges in parchment paper allows them to steam to tender perfection in less than half the time it would take to roast them.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound golden beets, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 79
  • Fat 1.2g
  • Satfat 0.6g
  • Monofat 0.3g
  • Polyfat 0.1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Cholesterol 4mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Sodium 158mg
  • Calcium 29mg
  • Sugars 9g
  • Est. added sugars 0g

How to Make It

Step 1

Wrap beets in microwave-safe parchment paper. Microwave at HIGH until tender, 11 to 12 minutes.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in pan. Crumble bacon. Add onion to pan; cook 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper. Add beets; toss. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.


Watch the video: How to Pickle Beets - Martha Stewart (August 2021).