Midweek Salad

 Hey guys! What do you cook during the week? If it’s going to be a hectic working week – do you make anything time-consuming? Personally, if I’m tired I don’t cook complicated dishes and eat simple dishes, including lots of different salads. Hopefully, you eat well and do not buy unhealthy quick and junk meals as I do. Moreover, it seems to me that to make a salad or simple pasta at home for your tomorrow lunch is much cheaper and healthier than to eat any junk-food. Thus, eating healthy foods whiteout spending a lot is possible, and I suggest you to start prepare salads like this one. I love beets and add it everywhere, caramelized beets is even more tasty! Eat the salad, man! 😀Midweek salad

Midweek Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 medium beet, cooked
2-3 tsp brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp balsamic or wine vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
100-120g green beans
10-15g butter
8-10 cherry tomatoes, yellow or red, cut into halves
60-80g feta cheese, crumbled
bull’s blood leaves, a handful
2 tsp black sesame seeds
1-2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
S&P to taste
extra virgin olive oil
basil micro sprouts, optional
  • Cut the beet into small cubes or wedges. In a frying pan or saucepan, combine vinegar, oil and sugar on medium heat; mix to combine. Add beet cubes and swirl to coat. Cook on a medium heat for 7-10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, put beans and cover with water, add a butter, some salt and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Drain the water.
  • On a serving plate, arrange washed leaves, put on beat cubes, beans, tomatoes and feta. Sprinckle with sesame and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired, garnish with basil and season to taste. Enjoy!


  1. gourmet.gourmand says:

    I am definitely guilty of the junk food run during the week. Try not to do a lot of fast food, but we eat a ton of asian take-out, which is probably not much healthier. This salad is beautiful! Very inspiring and seems like a great idea for a week night meal! 🙂

    • milkandbun says:

      We don’t have here many good-tasted take-outs, for example Chinese noodles tastes like noodles with soy sauce and that’s it. 😀 but lot’s of tasty Indian meals.
      You can cook beets ahead and keep them in a fridge for 1-2 days. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Sarah!

  2. What a beautiful salad. I could happily eat a salad for dinner during the week but I’m afraid that my husband would starve as he’ll only eat the lettuce part of any salad (not a very adventurous man when it comes to vegetables).

    • milkandbun says:

      Hahahaha 😀 Mine eats salads, but a large portion! You can fry/roast chicken breast or shrimps and add it to salads. Lentil and beans is also a good source of protein, so husbands won’t starve! 😉

  3. Liz says:

    yum! agreed that healthy lunches during the week are smart. Less guilt, then, when the foods aren’t so healthy 😉 Your salad is gorgeous.

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