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Easy Light Beet Salad

Refreshingly Yummy Beet Salad

by Shirley
Easy & Light Beet Salad

Beet Salad featuring soft beet chunks is so naturally yummy, light, and easy to make. A splash of apple cider vinegar and hemp seed oil serves as the beet salad dressing base. The delicious and nutritious spices coriander seeds and fennel seeds powder are all you need as the seasoning. The chopped green onion not only provides a beautiful contrast of color. It also complements the flavor and texture so well.

EASY LIGHT BEET SALAD RECIPE

Beet is an impressive superfood you should eat regularly

Beet is indeed very special in that it enjoys an extremely pigmented beautiful magenta color. Perhaps one of the most under-appreciated healthy & nutritious superfoods, beet contains many essential vitamins and minerals.

For instance, beet is packed with folate, a vitamin that plays a huge role in growth, development, and heart health. Beet is also rich in manganese, which helps bone establishment, nutrient metabolism, brain operation, and more.

Beet is also one of the best DASH {dietary approaches to stop hypertension} food choices. It is exceptionally rich in varieties of antioxidants. Our bodies rely on antioxidants to fight against free radicals and all sorts of inflammations. Antioxidants also help slow down the aging process. As a result, beet is a powerful anti-aging food.

easy yummy beet recipes

Easy Yummy Beet Recipes

Despite the huge health benefits, eating beet might seem a bit daunting task for some people. For a large part, it might have to do with the over-powering astringent taste of the beet, attributed to the tannins.

However, you can indeed make a few beet recipes easy and yummy. Making an easy & light beet salad perhaps is the most straightforward way to incorporate beet into our diet. The apple cider vinegar and hemp seed oil combination cut down the astringent taste beautifully and replace it with this appetizingly refreshing nutty flavor.

If you squeeze the beet juice, don’t throw away the beet pulp left behind. Instead, you can use it to make tasty beet Chinese scallion pancakes. The black pepper, salt, and green onion combination offer such a delicious smell and taste, which also complement beet so well.

How to prepare beet for a beet salad?

Preparing the beet for a salad is plain and simple. Trim both ends off and then peel the beet using a peeler. Cut the peeled beet into bite-size chunks and add them to a saucepan. Add enough water to barely cover the beet and bring it to a boil. After the water reaches a boil, turn the heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes. That’s it.

Remove the beet chunks from the pan using a stainless steel skimmer. Do not waste the juice left behind. I usually drink it as a beet juice tea.

cooked beet chunks in the sauce pan
EASY LIGHT BEET SALAD RECIPE

Easy Beet Salad Recipe {Yummy & Light}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Beet Salad featuring apple cider vinegar, hemp seed oil, coriander, and fennel seeds is refreshingly yummy.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb beet, trimmed and peeled
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, organic preferred
  • 2 tbsp hemp seed oil, organic cold-pressed preferred, or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp coriander seed powder, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seed powder, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt, Himalayan pink salt, or sea salt
  • 1 stalk of green onion, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients. Wash and rinse beet well, trim both ends off, peel and then cut into bite-size chunks.
    Beet Salad Recipe Ingredients
  • Add beet chunks into a saucepan, and add just enough water to cover the beet, about 3 cups. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil, about 5 minutes.
  • Once reaching a boil, turn the heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat, and remove the beet from the saucepan using a stainless steel skimmer.
    cooked beet chunks in the sauce pan
  • Add the beet chunks into a salad mixing bowl, add hemp seed oil, apple cider vinegar, coriander seed powder, fennel seed powder, salt and chopped green onion.
    Beet Salad Recipe
  • Toss the salad using a pair of bamboo spatulas to mix well. Enjoy a yummy and healthy Beet Salad.
    Beet Salad {easy yummy}

Notes

Hemp seed oil is an amazing superfood nutritious oil that has a beautiful dark green hue and nutty flavor, which complement beet very well. You can use extra virgin olive oil if you do not have hemp seed oil. By the way, I use the same organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil for my anti-aging serum.
A spice/coffee grinder is a very handy tool to grind the wholesome spices into powder.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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