Chilled Beet Salad

1 bunch beets, with tops removed

1/2 cup basil leaves, finely shredded

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar

2 garlic scapes, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1.) Steam whole beets with skins on until soft. Remove from steaming basket and peal off skins by hand (I usually do this running them under cold water).

2.) Slice beets either into cubes or bite sized half moons, put in bowl and pour vinegar over them and toss. Put in fridge till chilled (1/2 hour).

3.) Removed from fridge, toss with basil, garlic scapes, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.