Beetroot salad with pumpkin seeds

Beetroot salad with pumpkin seeds

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: SaladCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

55

minutes

Beetroot salad is made of beetroot which contains nitrites that lower blood pressure, and due to its high content of vitamin B, potassium and iron, we classify it as one of the healthiest vegetables. Beetroot takes a long time to cook, so you can use a pressure cooker for faster cooking.

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Ingredients

  • 17 oz 17 raw red beet

  • 1 tbsp 1 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp 1 mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame, flax etc.)

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook the red beets
  • Wash the beets and put them in cold water. Let it cook until tender, about 40 minutes. If you cook in a pressure cooker, then it will take about 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the salad
  • When the beets have cooled, peel them. Cut the beets into a salad bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to cool down and mix it once more before serving.
  • Sprinkle with seeds.

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FAQ about vegan beetroot salad.

Can you eat raw beetroot in salad?

Yes, you can eat beets raw. Beets are best consumed raw as cooking them decreases dietary nitrate’s bioavailability, making raw beets a better source of dietary nitrate than cooked ones. Whether grated or thinly shaved, raw beetroot tastes amazing and can be used for salads to add that extra flavor, color, and crunch, or they can even be blended into juices or smoothies to consume them in the most nutritious form.

Can you eat beet leaves raw in a salad?

Yes, like any other green leafy vegetable, beet leaves are full of nutrients, making them a great addition to healthy salads. Beet greens have high nutritional value and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Beet leaves have less sugar than beetroots, making them low in calories and high in fiber, iron, and nitrates.

How do you prepare beets for a salad?

First, wash the beets with cold water and dry them with a kitchen towel. Peel off the hard outer skin of the beet with the help of a peeler or a knife. Next, use a sharp knife, and chop the greens off the beet. Grate or slice the beet to use in salads.

Is beet salad healthy?

Yes, beet salad is a healthy dish that makes up a perfect snacking option. Raw beets taste delicious and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, iron, etc. They also have many cardiovascular health benefits.

Is beetroot salad good for weight loss?

Yes, beetroot salad can help you lose weight as they are packed with fiber which reduce the cholesterol levels and keep you full for a longer period. Beets are a great addition to your weight loss diet as they contain no fat.

What to put in beetroot salad?

You can pair various vegetables, nuts or seeds with beets to make a healthy beetroot salad. You can also add beet greens to the salad to make it more delicious and healthier. Beet salad is best combined with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

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Tara Weaver
Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!