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Beet Salad with Feta and Dill

    Beet Salad With Feta and Dill

    Beets rock! This time of year, they are readily available in any number of colors and sizes at your local farm stand. I forbid you to tell me you don’t like beets until you try roasting them. The process of cooking beets slowly in their own skin allows them to caramelize and sweeten. Not only do beets taste delicious, but they are very affordable and extremely nutritious. Here are a few reasons why I eat beets:

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    Prevents Stroke: High levels of potassium help prevent the chance of stroke.

    Fight Cancer: Beets contain high levels of pigment betacyaninis which fight various types of cancer including colon. It also slows down the growth of tumors.

    Prevent Birth Defects: Pregnant women will benefit from the excellent source of Vitamin B Folate which aids in the development of the baby’s spinal cord.

    Fight Cataracts: Beets contain beta carotene (Vitamin A) which helps prevent age related blindness called cataract.

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    Beet Salad With Feta and Dill

    Beet Salad with Feta and Dill

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    The process of cooking beets slowly in their own skin allows them to caramelize and sweeten. Not only do beets taste delicious, but they are extremely nutritious.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 25 mins
    TOTAL: 35 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    For the salad

    For the beets

    • 4 roasted beets
    • 2 stems Rosemary
    • .5 tbsp olive oil
    • .5 Orange

    Instructions
     

    Preparing the Beets

    • Pre-heat over to 450 degrees and line 8×8 baking pan with tin foil
    • Trim and clean beets, leaving root in-tact. Do not cut beets – this helps keep all of the juice inside.
    • Place beets in foil lined pan and top with juice of 1/2 an orange, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes or until fork tender
    • Let cool completely in pan before removing foil. Skin removes easily with paper towel once cooled.

    Preparing the salad

    • In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, dill, salt and pepper.
    • Gently toss baby arugula in the lemon-dill vinaigrette. Check for seasoning.
    • Divide evenly between four plates and top with beet slices, feta and toasted pine nuts.

    Notes

    Good source of Vitamin A, C and Calcium

    Nutrition

    Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 13.3gProtein: 6.1gFat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 296mgFiber: 3.8g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    3 Comments

    1. Love your blog an so glad to have found it to follow along! I adore beets and am anxious to try your recipe! Stop on by when you can! I’d love to share recipes through our food blogs!

      Ciao,
      Roz

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