Golden Beet & Cucumber Salad with Feta

Sweet golden beets team up with refreshing cucumber and salty feta cheese in this colorful salad. Honey sweetens the dressing, while slivered basil adds fresh summer flavor.

Golden Beet and Cucumber Salad with Feta
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds medium golden beets, trimmed, peeled and cut into thin wedges (about 12 per beet)

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta

  • 2 tablespoons slivered basil


  1. Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add beet wedges to the basket; cover and steam, adding water to the pan if needed, until tender when pierced with a knife, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Add the steamed beets, cucumber and onion to the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Refrigerate, stirring once or twice, until cool, about 1 hour. Stir again and top with feta and basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 164IU 3%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 131mcg 33%
Vitamin K 12mcg 10%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 466mg 10%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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