I absolutely love this beet noodle salad. It’s so colorful, fresh, and easy to make. It’s a one bowl wonder and it saves well in the refrigerator for lunch leftovers!
The only hurdle? Getting over the fact that beets are messy!
Once you get over that hurdle and spiralize your beets, you’ll be so thankful you did, because this salad is gourmet worthy.
The beets are raw here, but as they sit in the salad, they soften from the acids in the lemon juice. They maintain a nice crunchy bite, which works well with the pillowy white beans and tuna. Lemon juice, dijon mustard, olive oil, and salt and pepper are all you need to season this salad, so that the ingredients standout.
Aside from this salad, today is my mother’s birthday! Happy 56th birthday, Mom! I wish I could be there with you to celebrate, but we’ll do a double celebration when I’m down in Florida to celebrate my birthday!
My mom’s the best (I know everyone says that about their moms, right?) She really is, though. She’s the most selfless person I know and has always been there for me, even through some pretty scary and sad times in my life. My mother and I are very close, she’s my best friend! She actually came to Miami for my bachelorette party (I wouldn’t have had it any other way.)
I am the exact fusion between my two parents. I got my father’s entrepreneurial, hard-working spirit (he’s an entrepreneur!) and my mother’s relaxed, “don’t sweat it” vibe. She never gets too worked up over anything (unlike my father who can freak out over spilt milk) and she always has said “there’s a solution to every problem.” Anxiety is wasted on her – she prefers to find a solution and move on. I respect and embrace that!
My mom’s always smiling and giggling, and I’d like to think that I got that from her too – she told me people used to call her “smiles” because she was, literally, always smiling! That’s a pretty great nickname if you ask me.
Whether we’re getting our nails done together or just hanging on the couch watching a movie, I love spending time with my mom, and I can’t wait to see her in just a few weeks when I’m in Florida (where my parents moved to in July) celebrating MY birthday. I’m turning the big 3-0. Eek!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 10 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.