Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint ♥

Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint Recipe @ AVeggieVenture.com, five minutes to the table. Vegan. Low Carb. Weight Watchers PointsPlus 1.
graphic button small size size 10 Heads up, beet lovers! A quick 'n' easy beet salad, it makes up in five minutes. (Really!) This salad totally captivated friends who came for dinner last month, something to do with the earthy clove-y sweet beets in the same bite as bursts of summer blueberries. But if you're cooking for one or two? Good news, that works really well too. Weight Watchers PointsPlus 1. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". graphic button small size size 10

Oh, people! This is such a great summer salad! And it's no more than pickled beets, summer blueberries and some fresh mint. (Really, that's it!) It was one of three salads I made for our Midsummer party back in June – all which went-went-went but half to my surprise, it was the Pickled Beet Salad that sooo many people remarked upon. Ours was a mixed gathering of foodies + family. The foodies? All over this salad. (The family? Not.So.Much. So goes my life.) One quote? "I hope no one's counting but I'm going back for thirds."

So yeah, it's a great salad. But for the host? Totally easy! I pickled the beets early in the week with this recipe, Refrigerator Pickled Beets. (They're "refrigerator pickles" so there's no daunting canning required but you could also buy a jar or two of pickled beets.) Five minutes before serving, I drained the beets, tossed in a few handfuls of fresh blueberries and slivers of fresh mint. It was on the buffet in two minutes, max.


Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 5 minutes
Makes about 2 cups

Pickled Beets (a small batch Refrigerator Pickled Beets or a jar of pickled beets)
Fresh mint, cut in ribbons

Drain the beets. If needed, cut into bite-size pieces. Just before serving, toss with blueberries and mint. Enjoy!

graphic button small size size 10 For a party for 35 with lots (lots ...) of other food choices, I made the "large batch" of Refrigerator Pickled Beets and added two or three cups of blueberries. Just the right amount!
graphic button small size size 10 Want to carry this salad to a party? I'd drain the beets, dump the beets on top (but not combine) and carry the mint separately. Then at the party, stir the three together.

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  1. Wow. Simple but this looks awfully good. And so easy to make! My favorite kind of dish. :-)

  2. Thanks, John! Some times you get lucky!

  3. Just wanted to say thanks!!! I read your recipes often and you are a go to spot for veggies of course. Who knew beets would .. I knew. I adore beets.

    Your posting of the Pickled Beets and Blueberries was off the charts! Of course being so easy made it a winner, but what flavors! Had the beets and blueberries, just needed the mint. I think I will have to use the mint again.. OH no.. another salad!

    My sister is here and she too is a huge beet fan. She offered that perhaps a hint of goat cheese would be nice. Might have to try that.

    Once again thanks for all you do. Carry on and enjoy the rest of summer.

  4. Cindee ~ You are so so welcome! It’s so nice to “meet” a fellow beet fiend! I nearby appoint you “Beet Princess”! :-)))

  5. Happened across this while looking for vegan recipes and created it with a jar of pickled beets from a country store. Added gorgonzola cheese for my husband and son. It was a hit! One person was a professed beet hater and the other two of us had never had pickled beets before. Thank you for sharing this recipe!


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