Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Apple and Beet Salad

This salad was a favorite of mine before starting GAPS and has become one of my favorite diet-legal comfort foods. It is also my current favorite replacement for potato salad.


2-3 medium beets
1-2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith
2-3 pickles or to taste
1/2 cup or so of onion, diced

For dressing:

1/4 c olive oil
3 T mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
fresh dill (optional)


Cook the beets and chop into bite-sized pieces. Cut the apples into similar sized pieces. Dice the pickles. Combine these ingredients in a medium bowl, and add the onion.

 To dress the salad, either follow the recipe above or, if you are feeling more adventurous, here is how I prefer to do it:
Pour on enough olive oil to coat the vegetables nicely. Stir in a few spoonfuls of mayonnaise, add the salt and any other seasonings if using, stir, and then add some vinegar. The dressing is really a matter of preference. I like to keep the dressing light and tangy.

This is a very attractive-looking salad and works well on special occasions.

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