How To Cook Beets For Salad?

What is the best way to cook beets for a salad?

  • Instructions Place the cubed beets in a steamer basket over boiling water with the lid on. Steam the beets until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Rinse the salad greens, dry in a spinner, and combine in a bowl. Top with cooled beets and crumbled goat cheese.

Can you eat beets raw in a salad?

Not only can you eat raw beet flesh — or try it dried, pickled, roasted or juiced — but beet leaves are also edible as a salad green.

What is the healthiest way to cook beets?

How do you eat beets in a salad?

How do you clean and cook beets?


  • Trim the tops off the beets, leaving 2 inches of the stem. Wash and dry beets.
  • In a large pot add water, vinegar, and salt. Add beets, bring water to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook beets until fork tender, about 30 minutes. Peel once cooled.