Beet might not be everybody’s favorite vegetable. However, there are so many health benefits of eating it, that you should at least consider giving it a try. Personally, I believe that we only need the right recipe and, luckily, I have found one! Charles Shaughnessy and Chef Penny Davidi have presented beet salad recipe you will surely love!
Purple-crimson colored veggie, beetroot, is not only an excellent source of folate, but it also contains minerals (especially potassium) and fiber. Therefore, we want this healthy vegetable in our diet, don’t we? As a matter of fact, beets are really easy to include in your diet. Actor Charles Shaugnessy and Food Network Chef Penny Davidi put together some amazing meals. Watch their easy, yet delicious recipe for beet salad:
- Raddichio and Endives
- Pistachios (toasted)
- Parmesan crisps
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Crispy jalapenos
You’ll also need:
- Mixing bowl(s)*
- Spice grinder*
*Chef Penny Davidi and Charles Shaughnessy use these by Ovente.
Put arugula, raddichio and endives in a mixing bowl. Cut boiled beets in slices, sticks, cubes or whatever shape you like and add them to the mixing bowl. Grind up toasted pistachios, crunch a handful of parmesan crisps and crispy jalapenos and put them in the bowl. Finally, season the salad with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and a little bit agave (or honey). Enjoy this incredible appetizer!
Bonus: 4 Health Benefits of Beetroot
- Anti-cancer properties: According to research, betacyanin, the beetroot’s pigment, have helped in suppressing the development of cancerous cells.
- Lowers blood pressure: Beet is an excellent source of nitrates, which can reduce blood pressure. Lower blood pressure reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease.
- Boosts endurance: Beetroot juice is rather popular among athletes, because it may improve performance and endurance. It is also useful for the recovery of muscles.
- Supports digestive health: Glutamine is an amino acid, which is crucial for maintaining digestive health. Guess what, beet is one of the richest sources of this powerful compound! Furthermore, beneficial bacteria in the gut need fiber to function properly and as mentioned before beetroots are also rich in fiber.