Mexican red beets salad

Easy-peasy Mexican red beets salad you can whip up in less than 10 minutes. Hassle-free side dish that complements most spicy Mexican dishes.

10 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Mexican red beets salad


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  • 4 pre-cooked red beets
  • 1 grapefruit
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Fresh or dried basil
  • Fresh mint (not pictured in the ingredients photo).
  • 1 small onion (optional)
Mexican red beets salad ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Chef's knife + cutting board
  • Citrus juicer
  • Big bowl (to serve)


10 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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 Making a Mexican red beet salad -- 10 minutes

Preparation is virtually non-existent because we are going to use pre-cooked red beets. You can of course cook your own red beets if you really want to. We wanted to save time and go with the pre-cooked beets instead.

SQUEEZE juice from the grapefruit and pour that into the big bowl along with the white wine vinegar. OPEN up the package of pre-cooked red beets, drain any excess liquid and cut into thin slices using your chef's knife and cutting board.

Alternatively, you can use a mandoline for this, but we find that to be quite a hassle cleaning. 

Mexican red beets salad
Mexican red beets salad

ADD red beet slices into the big bowl and give them a few minutes to soak into the grapefruit and white wine vinegar mixture. FINELY chop up fresh mint leaves (to liking) and/or fresh basil.

MIX into the bowl along with the red beets and juice. SEASON with salt and pepper and optionally add 1 diced small onion.

Done! That was easy-peasy, right? This dish complements most Mexican foods, because of its pungent sourness.

Usually, Mexican foods are spicy, and this dish will cancel out some of that heat if needed. Enjoy!

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