Vegan Beet Salad with Tofu Feta

Vegan Beet Salad with Tofu Feta

Love beautiful beet salads?

This vegan beet salad is toped with mint and vegan feta cheese making it the perfect flavor combo while being dairy free and gluten free too!
This salad is colorful side to dress up any plate!

Why put mint in this salad?

I saw a recipe years ago that called for a mint dressing on beets and I’ve been hooked ever since. You can leave it out, but if you have never had mint and beets together before, I urge you to give it a try!

What type of beets do you use for this salad?

If I have time, I buy fresh red beets from the store and boil them. It takes a while, but it’s very easy. If I don’t have time to cook my own, I buy the pre-cooked and peeled beets that come vacuumed sealed packages. They sell these at Trader Joe’s an many other grocery stores in the refrigerated produce section.  They are ready to slice and eat, so you can have this salad done in minutes!

How do I boil beets?

First wash your beets. Then, fill a pot of water large enough to cover the beets completely. and bring them to a boil. Let them boil slowly for about 30-40 minutes until you can stick a fork in them and reach the center without too much effort.

Beets boiling in water for the vegan beet salad.

Drain the beets and let them cool. Then cut the rough top and bottom off of the beets and rub them until the skin peels off. (Rubbing them with a paper towel gives you some friction to get the peel off).  Once boiled and peeled, they are ready to be cut up.

How do I make the vegan beet salad?

Simply dice the cooked beets into bite sized cubes and toss them in a bowl.

Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and then toss in some chopped fresh mint and give it all a stir.
Top your salad with vegan fetta cheese and your done!

What type of feta should I use?

They now sell a few brands of vegan feta at large natural foods stores. If you are lucky enough to find them they are pretty good. I have used them before, but my family actually prefers my homemade vegan feta made with tofu.  Either way, feta is a delicious addition to this dish!

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Recipe for a vegan beet salad with vegan feta cheese and mint dressing.
VEGAN BEET SALAD
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A gluten free and vegan beet salad with vegan tofu feta and mint.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, gluten free, vegan
Keyword: vegan beet salad, vegan beetroot salad, vegan feta
Servings: 4
Calories: 145 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups beets cooked, peeled, and diced
  • 2 tbsp light oilve oil or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup mint chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegan feta or tofu feta
Instructions
  1. Cut cooked and peeled beets into bite sized pieces and put in a bowl.

  2. Drizzle with oil and toss in mint and salt.

  3. Mix well to coat the beets with oil and salt.

  4. Top with crumbled vegan feta or homemade tofu feta.

Recipe Notes
  • Fresh cooked beets will have a more vibrant color.
  • Pre-cooked beets will save you time and effort.
Nutrition Facts
VEGAN BEET SALAD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 201mg 8%
Potassium 237mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tip:
Do not stir the salad around after you add the feta if you want it to stay white. The beets stain the feta a beautiful pink color. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but should be noted.

Enjoy!

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