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Basil Beet Salad

I can't believe how my basil is thriving these days. I'm usually a basil killer! To celebrate the verdancy of my favorite herb, I put together a refreshing and simple Basil Beet Salad.
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So 1cookingchick sort of dropped off the face of the earth for about 3 months! The reason? I'm pregnant! And I hated food for the first trimester. I'm slowly getting my kitchen creativity back. It's nice to be back in the eating/cooking/blogging world... as well as in the second trimester, finally!!

Summer is upon us and it is time for the beautiful freshness of hot weather recipes!

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I can't believe how my basil is thriving these days. I'm usually a basil killer! To celebrate the verdancy of my favorite herb, I put together a refreshing and simple Basil Beet Salad.

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Recipe:
3 large Beets
1/4 cup Olive Oil
splash of Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon Honey
Sea Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste
handful of fresh Basil leaves (chopped)
Instructions:
1. Peel the beets and boil for 30-45 minutes (until desired tenderness is reached).
2. Remove the softened beets from the boil water and dice into bite-size pieces.
3. In a measuring cup, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey and salt and pepper.
4. Put the beets and vinaigrette in a decorative bowl and toss with the fresh basil.

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