A unique, hearty, but fresh salad full of colorful, nutrient-dense summer produce. It makes a wonderful side dish for picnic food.

Beet, Corn, Tomato Salad with Pesto (yields 8 servings)

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 beets, peeled and chopped
  • 16 oz corn kernels
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced

Pesto Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • A couple of pinches of salt

Instructions

  1. Scrub, peel, and chop the beets into bite-size chunks. Cook the beets in a saucepan by steaming them for about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Sauté the corn with 1/2 cup of water in another saucepan or medium-sized skillet for about 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
  3. While the corn and beets are cooking, make the pesto. Use a mini food processor or mortar and pestle to blend the basil, parsley, and garlic. Add salt to taste.
  4. Assemble the salad with the beets first, then add the corn, tomatoes, and red onion. This salad can be eaten warmed, but it is just as tasty as a cool salad. If the vegetables are still warm, place them in the fridge to cool. Dollop the pesto on top and garnish with some more basil leaves.

Call to Action

Beets contain nitrates that dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow thus, they help improve blood pressure, increase athletic endurance, decrease the risk of cancer and reduce the risk of stroke. Find ways to incorporate beets as part of your regular diet! The Bible speaks about Jesus as Creator (John chapter 1), including creating the plant foods and that He came to give us an abundant life (John 10:10). We can learn to be healthy and well when we include food like beets with an abundance of healing properties.


Our next plant-based recipe will be published on February 27.

Add new comment

The abundance of beets. Beets contain nitrates that dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow thus, they help improve blood pressure, increase athletic endurance, decrease the risk of cancer and reduce the risk of stroke. Find ways to incorporate beets as part of your regular diet!

Recent Articles

Strawberry Cheesecake Flan
Strawberry Cheesecake Flan
Monica Hurtado · Jan 31 1 minute read

This flan is so creamy, topped with ripe strawberries, it’s the perfect dessert to enjoy, especially if you like strawberries.

Lasagna Roll-Ups With Pesto Ricotta
Lasagna Roll-Ups With Pesto Ricotta
Ani Perry · Dec 26 2 minute read

Looking for an extra special meal to serve your family and friends? I have the recipe for you. These Lasagna roll-ups make a fantastic meal featuring creamy plant-based pesto ricotta cheese, lasagna noodles, and tomato sauce, true comfort ingredients for a winning combination. To make this plant-based Lasagna Roll-Ups with Pesto Ricotta recipe easier and quicker to make, I combined...

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Selah M. Lee · Nov 22 2 minute read

Eating healthy isn’t always easy but these cookies are so good that you won’t even know that they don’t have the dairy, eggs, and guilt. You'll devour them before you even have an opportunity to take a picture.