Red Beet & Onion Salad, Moroccan Style; changes

Vegetable salads are very popular in Moroccan cuisine.

I can understand why.

They’re great in hot summer weather. They can (or should) be made ahead and keep well for a few days in the fridge.

We like them in the winter.

A vegetable salad, with an easy vinaigrette, can be the perfect foil to our favorite winter comfort food.

I don’t normally like raw onions – unless they’re marinated in a vinaigrette for an hour or 3. Then I love them.

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Red Beet & Onion Salad, Moroccan Style

Red Beets (Beetroot) and Red Onions make a great winter salad to add color and flavor to your table.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides


  • 16oz (480gr) cooked beets (beetroot), sliced
  • 1 medium red onion. sliced
  • 1/4 cup salad olive oil
  • 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • In a deep bowl whisk together vinegar, spices and oil.
  • Add beets, onions, parsley and mix well.
  • Set aside to marinate, at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 1 – 3 hours.


Use fresh parsley if you can, otherwise dried is fine. I get vacuum-packed cooked beets. Canned, rinsed beets would work. Or get fresh – just boil, peel, and slice.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 9.6 g
  • Sodium: 65 mg
  • Fat: 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: red beets, beetroot, side salads

Red Beet & Onion Salad

My regular readers may recall that we had a bit of a problem with our bed a few weeks ago.

It’s a water bed and it sprang a leak.

We decided to replace it with a bed-in-a-box. Our new mattress would be delivered in 3 – 5 days.

Naturally, they were a week late.

But they did come in a box – well, 2 boxes, actually as we opted for 2 twins to fill the king-size frame.

They rest on the 2 platforms that supported the water bed.

It was also easier to get 2 twins up our stairs and into the bedroom.

They even enclosed a cutting tool – I suppose so we didn’t screw up and cut the mattress. They were wrapped rather tightly.

It was a bit like The Big Bang is purported to have been… Once the last bit of wrapping was snipped they exploded to full size rather quickly.

Luckily, I was ready with the camera.

And then there were beds…..

We let them ‘rest’ for a few hours but slept on them that night.

However, more work needed to be done as we found out later.

The rest of the story next time.

6 thoughts on “Red Beet & Onion Salad, Moroccan Style; changes”

    • They don’t ‘need’ it, but I got a foam ‘egg carton’ topper that makes them really comfortable. Remember, we’re used to a water bed lol

  1. I think I mentioned last time that we opted for a not-a-bed-in-a-box-mattress. My husband is too big and would never be able to get out of one that had no inner springs as evidenced by the bed-in-a-box we bought for our guest bed upstairs. It’s only a double but I don’t think the size matters. And we did buy an extra firm. He lay on the bed which, within 5 minutes, had made enough of a divot that we both had to work to get him out and this was a thousands of 5 star reviews mattress. So we went with a more expensive but also highly rated mattress that does not come in a box that has inner springs.

    Lovely beet salad. I do something very similar and frankly, this salad is very close also to the pickled beets I usually put up in the fall. I do the onions in the beets when I can them so it’s just a matter of opening them and adding a few things. You should try this with raw, grated. It’s very good! If you can get them, I know that’s difficult in your area.

    • The ones we got (2 twins) we’re supposedly on the soft side. We got the more expensive beds they offered. They were firm – the hubs was fine but too firm for me. I bought a topper. Now they’re high, but I’m happy. No opinion from the other side yet.

  2. I do love Moroccan salads like this one, I’ve done a few … now I will try with beets and look to find some varied colored ones with summer. Red will do just nicely now.
    I’ve read about these blow up beds. The pop must have been fun.

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