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Healthy Greek Beet Salad with Aioli & Walnuts (Patzaria me Skordalia kai Karydia)

Hello everyone…I would just like to take a few minutes to say something that upset me  a bit yesterday.  The photo of the salad I have posted does not do justice for how it actually looked when I took the picture.  Yesterday, I posted this on Instagram, and I receive a not so very nice message about my photo, which I do understand not everyone needs to like what I do and that is completely understandable.  I myself sometimes see things that discourage me a bit, but the difference is that I would never intentionally or unintentionally go out of my way and hurt someone because I am not that kind of a person.  I just don’t like hurting anyone’s feelings at all.

I am not a professional food photographer nor a food stylist, I am a simple human being who is trying to find my way on this planet after having life throw so many very difficult things at me.  I do my best with what I have which is a small camera and a few things that I have  in my home that I can use for styling prompts, and my brain that tries to come up with styling ideas. After a few years of trying to find a job and not able too, I turned to cooking which is a passion of mine because this is truly what I love to do, and this is why I decided to become a full time food blogger and I am trying to do better day by day and I am very happy with the choice I have made.  Please accept my apologise I just needed to get it out there. 🙂



So, back to this lovely salad,  I was given quite a few beets the other day, and Mangos too so I will be posting a Mango smoothie next time…hahaha just so you know.  From what I know Beets are usually sold with the green stems in Greece, and in other countries but here in NL they cut off the stems and sell them separately, I have no idea why but this is how I have seen them.  I did go into the fruit and vegetable market and asked the lady who owned the store and she really had no response to why they cut them off.  So, I just left it at that and went on my way.  

In Greece Beets are boiled and then served cold with either lemon juice or White Vinegar, and since the weather happens to be too nice for something hot, I preferred to make this salad.  My version is a bit more modern than the Greek recipe, I added Spinach, Rucola, and a few other lovely ingredients and of course Olive Oil. 🙂

Ingredients:

4 Beets (boiled, sliced or chopped into cubes)

1 cup Spinach

1/2 cup Rucola

1/4 cup Parsley

2 tablespoons Aioli 

1/2 cup Walnuts (chopped)

Olive Oil

Lemon 

Preparation:

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The Beets that were given to me were already boiled. So, if your going to buy fresh Beets, cut off the skin before boiling.  Place into sauce pan and cover with just enough water and add a bit of salt.

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In a plate or bowl add Spinach that has been washed throughly and drained.

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Continue by adding the Rucola, and Parsley

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Add a layer of the sliced or cubed Beets.

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Top with the Aioli. (I usually make my own Aioli otherwise known in Greek as Skordalia which I have already planned to post in the next few weeks, but ready made Aioli works just fine).  

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Top with Walnuts, Drizzle Olive Oil, White Vinegar or Lemon Juice and enjoy.

Kali Orexi!! 🙂

Comments (40)

  • jyo 6 months ago Reply

    Absolutely love beets❤ adding of walnuts is really superbb…excellent for this summer too👌

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so very much Jyo 🙂

  • Plantsandbeyond 6 months ago Reply

    Awesome / love beets. prep them every week for the family and juice them daily . What a healthy salad , Sofie! Yummo

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Luda 🙂

    Plantsandbeyond 6 months ago

    Hi Sophie, I just reblogged your lovely Spring Roasted Veggies post. Thank you!!!

    foodzesty 6 months ago

    Thank you very much for one of the lovely comment….Thank you Luda…very honored and grateful…

  • Very healthy salad, Sophie 🙂 Great combinations! <3 I love beets mainly in juices 🙂

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much Vero!! I hope everything worked out ok with your car.

    You are very welcome, Sophie! Yes, I have it finally back and later today, I will find out if it is properly fixed 🙂

  • Ferret Chef 6 months ago Reply

    sorry to hear you have had some silly person be so nasty on Instagram – probably just someone unhappy at themselves taking it out on others.

    I think this is a good recipe – I would pay no attention to them 😉

  • mistimaan 6 months ago Reply

    Looks nice and tasty 🙂

  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 6 months ago Reply

    People can be so nasty! Sophie, pay no attention to said troll. I enjoy your photos. 👍

    This salad… yummy! I love, love, love beets!

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you Diana 🙂

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 6 months ago

    Most welcome, Sophie!

    foodzesty 6 months ago

    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 6 months ago

    Thank you and I wish you the same.

    foodzesty 6 months ago

    🙂

  • PS 6 months ago Reply

    Healthy eating with added beets…Love it!!!

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so very much 🙂

  • Another wonderful salad Sophie! Sorry to hear about the not so nice message. Some people are just rude and have no respect. It looks beautiful and you are doing a wonderful job!😘

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Ursula 🙂

    Your welcome!😊

  • Megala 6 months ago Reply

    You are an amazing blogger, no need to worry about not so nice people. Just keep rocking ! There is a saying in our language, “people throw stones only at sweet ripe fruits on the tree”. You are so sweet & kind. 🙂

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Megala for your lovely words….Huge hugs 🙂

  • Megala 6 months ago Reply

    Your salad looks so fresh & wholesome !

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you 🙂

  • TwoBrits 6 months ago Reply

    Sounds so yummy!

  • And… Keep smiling. People can be just mean because they don’t know what to do with their life and they are simply jealous. Probably because you are doing well and better than themselves as you have enough courage and making effort… ❤️ You are doing great job, Sophie! Don’t forget that 😉🌼

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much my dear sweet friend 🙂

    <3

  • dtills 6 months ago Reply

    I adore beets and would love to have this salad served to me at a restaurant, it looks that good! Ignore instaidiots! Instagram is a fickle place, at best. I’m not sure why people are jerks but they are definitely out there.
    I love you and your delicious recipes ❤️😊

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you Dee…Love you too 🙂

  • kasiawrites 6 months ago Reply

    That looks yummy! I have no idea why people make stupid comments on Instagram. Don’t let that get to you. Btw what is your Instagram? Mine is @kasiawrites 🤗

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Kasia…Mine is foodzesty…will follow you on Instag in a bit. I hope you are well and tthe weather has changed up there. Huge hugs

  • […] something amazing for me, since I was kid 🙂 Not that long ago, Sophie from Foodzesty posted her beetroot salad which I am going to try and I am still looking for an inspiration. I have found the salad bellow […]

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Verooo Thank you so much for mentioning me in your post…Huge huge hugs 🙂

  • InspiresN 5 months ago Reply

    love beets in my salad! wonderful recipe!

    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much!! 🙂

  • msw blog 5 months ago Reply

    This looks simple and delicious

    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply

    It is very simple and so good 🙂

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