July 20, 2021
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Beet·Chickpea·Fennel·Feta Salad (Vegetarian)

This is BOGO week (July 19-23) and we’ve heard FENNEL essential oil will be ONE of the FREEBIES this week. If you have your own personal wholesale account, keep an eye out. If you do not yet have a personal account, you can get started here or purchase retail here. Either way, when you buy you’ll also get a welcome kit from me!White Minimalist Photo with doTERRA Fennel Essential Oil in the forefront. Beet, Chickpea, Fennel and Feta Salad in the Background.

Click to find our more about how to order and make the MOST of BOGO WEEK or keep reading to learn how you can make my favorite BEET salad with FENNEL.

This recipe was inspired from a dish I learned at a community college cooking class where I volunteered. When our kids were little I longed for nights out, but I didn’t have a budget to take classes. SO… I volunteered at the community college where I could attend classes for FREE. Only catch… I had to prep and do A LOT of dishes. But, I basically have a PhD in doing dishes (haha) so it’s all good!

Over the years, I’ve tweaked the recipe AND recently incorporated essential oils into the dish.

For this salad, I use 6-8 beets depending on the size of the beets. Note when purchasing, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Sometimes the larger beets have been allowed to grow too long and you may find the centers a bit woody. Also, I try to find different beet varieties for color and flavor. For this recipe I used sugar beets and the more common dark red beets.Sliced Sugar Beets on Cutting Board with Orange Bowl in the Background

Before making the salad you’ll want to boil (or roast) the beets until tender. You’ll know they’re done when a fork punctures the beet easily. The boil time should take about 25 minutes.

When they’re done cooking, drain off the water and run cold water over the beets. The skin will easily peel off when rubbed. Remove all the skin and dice the beets into small cubes.

{Side Note: The water from boiling beets makes a very nice natural dye. Keep an eye out for some natural tie dye projects I’m working on.}

This salad keeps very well and is so flavorful! It’s great fresh and great the next day. Today I enjoyed it with my lunch of Avocado Toast. Check out the pics!

Minimalist Photo White Background Plate with Avocado Toast Topped with Fried Egg and Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. Side Beet Salad in a small bowl on plate

Minimalist Photo White Background Beet, Chickpea, Fennel and Feta Salad. Boho Wood Serving Spoon on Fennel Sprig to the side of the salad bowl

doTERRA Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Essential Oil on Wooden spoon. Spoon is resting on sprig of fennel on a red and white striped towel

Beet, Chickpea, Fennel & Feta Salad

Bring a burst of summer color to your meal or picnic with this simple summer salad
Course Salad
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 4


  • Stock Pot, Bowl, Jar


  • 6-8 Beets
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 can Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup Feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, coarse
  • 1-2 drops Fennel Essential Oil
  • 1 small Fennel Sprig, (optional for garnish)


  • Place beets in a stock pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil until beets are tender and a fork easily punctures to the center of the beet. (Approx. 25 minutes)
  • Drain beets. Run under cool water and gently rub skin off of beets.
  • Dice beets into 1 inch cubes.
  • Place beets into medium sized bowl.
  • Add sliced onion and chickpeas.
  • In a small jar combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings. Shake jar to combine ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over beet mixture.
  • Add feta. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Garnish with fennel sprig, if desired.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Keyword Vegetarian, Salads, Summer Salads, Beets, Fennel, Chickpeas, Feta, Simple Sides,
Author: Braveheart Essentials
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