How do you make a beetroot salad; recipes

Beetroot salad; benefits

Beetroot salad is the best thing you can afford to your blood vessels. It cleans them and relaxes and thus lowers your blood pressure. It is excellent in the prevention of cancer, it would be advisable to consume it as often as possible. If your internal organs do not function properly, it is another reason to enjoy this delicious meal.

Healthiest beets are raw, but you can also cook or bake them. It goes well with fruits, so they are used for juices and smoothies. It contains high levels of sugar, which means that the taste will never be absent.

If you want to experiment with this extra delicious vegetable stay with us and learn some great recipes.

The healing properties of beets are phenomenal

Here is a stunning fact: beets can lower your blood pressure in just a few hours! The secret lies in nitrates, which are oxidized in the body. They relax the blood vessels, improving circulation, and hence lower blood pressure.

If you do intense physical activity then domestic beet salad is perfect for you. Eat it before exercise and you will be more durable (up to 16 percent). Again, the secret lies in nitrates that slow the consumption of oxygen.
Beetroot salad against inflammation is often used because it contains betaine, which protects our cells. In this way it protects internal organs and prevents a range of chronic diseases. This is especially true for cardiovascular problems and the development of tumors.

Powerful phytonutrients that give this plant its distinct red color and helps to fight cancer. Scientists have proven that salad of beets reduces the formation of multiple tumors in animals. Current tests are made as to the treatment of pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer in humans.

Rich in vitamins and minerals

Another benefit is the presence of vitamin C. In addition it contains valuable beet fiber and essential minerals such as phosphorus and manganese. They care about the health of our muscles, liver and kidneys. We will mention folate and vitamin B, which provides normal development of the fetus.

Finally, beets salad for detoxification is recommended because it facilitates expulsion of toxins from the body. This applies to blood and liver as well.
  • Green leaves are not to be thrown away because they are full of iron (even more than spinach), minerals and vitamins A, B and C. You can add in the juices of vegetables or cook them with other greens.

How to cook beetroot in a simple way

Salad of cooked beetroot in 13 very simple steps:
  1. Select beetroots approximately of the same size, in order to cook for the same time. Note that those larger need more time to be cooked.
  2. Cut off the leaves, or keep them because they can be prepared with spinach or broccoli.
  3. Peel the beetroot to remove all dirt. If you purchased already cleaned organic ones then just put them under running water for 30 seconds.
  4. Washed vegetables put in a saucepan.
  5. Pour water over them.
  6. Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar and stir. (This is a measure of 2 liters of water)
  7. Put the pan on the stove and set it to medium strong fire until water boils.
  8. Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. It will take about 45 minutes to cook.
  9. Use a knife to check if they are softened. If you can easily pierce them remove them from the stove.
  10. Remove them from the pans and place them in a bowl of cold water.
  11. After 5 minutes, remove them and rub your thumbs in order to remove bark.
  12. Cut them horizontally or in quarters, or you can mash them together.
  13. It can be refrigerated, or pickled for winter.

Beetroot salad and garlic is the next logical step, and this is what you need:
  • one boiled beet,
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 chopped clove of garlic,
  • 10 chopped basil leaves,
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped sage,
  • 2 tablespoons of feta cheese.

Preparing the recipe:

Mix the ingredients, spice and beetroot salad is ready.

Fresh beetroot salad recipe

Thus prepared salad with beets is the healthiest choice because with cooking it loses a lot of nutritious nutrients. Best of all, it is easy to prepare, in a few minutes.

  • two beetroots,
  • a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh parsley
  • a tablespoon of chopped garlic,
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard,
  • A quarter of teaspoon of sea salt
  • one eighth of a teaspoon of pepper.

How to prepare a salad of beets without preservatives:

Mix well all the ingredients into a larger bowl and that is all. Very quickly you will get your delicious salad. If you want a little more taste, then add to it about 200 grams of feta cheese and a handful of sunflower seeds.

Fresh beetroot is also suitable for making smoothies, and the most recommended is combination with strawberries and blueberries. You can mix with citrus fruit and thereby make sure you use its leaves. In case you prefer to chew your food then easily add them to your favorite sandwich.

A delicious salad with carrots and beets

Salad with beets and carrots can be prepared in only 10 minutes and with it you can feed up to 6 people. Here's what you need:
  • one juice of 1 lemon,
  • one whole orange,
  • three tablespoons of olive oil,
  • salt and pepper,
  • 4 large carrots,
  • Two Granny Smith apples, washed and chopped,
  • one pickled beetroot.

Preparing a salad:

Mix lemon and orange juice, olive oil and spices in a large bowl. In a blender chop the beetroot, carrot and apple and then add a citrus dressing. Carrots in this salad will further cleanse your body of toxins, improve your vision and help cleanse the liver.

Beetroot and chicken salad is simply breathtaking

This is another remarkable recipe you will need the following ingredients:
  • kilogram of chicken fillet,
  • salt and pepper,
  • half a cup of orange juice,
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
  • 200g of cooked beetroot,
  • 2 chopped red apple,
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds.

Prepare salad:

Boil chicken in water and then thinly slice it. On a large platter, arrange the beetroot chopped into slices and pour the mixture of orange, oil, salt and pepper. Above that, arrange the chicken, apples and pomegranates. Congratulations your salad with beets and chicken is ready for serving.

The perfect combination of beets and sour cream

  • 4 medium heads of beetroot,
  • full cup of cream,
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder,
  • A teaspoon salt,
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar,
  • one teaspoon of balsamic vinegar.

The method of preparation:

Beetroot first wrap in foil, and bake them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 50 minutes. When cool, remove them gently. All the ingredients mix in a bowl and get a sauce, which can be kept in a jar in the fridge. Salad with beets and sour cream will leave few people indifferent, it is delicious. Best when served cold.

When is the best to eat beets during the year?

Beetroot is best between June and October, because then it is the freshest, but you can buy it all year. Always choose those of medium size, for ease of cooking and preparation. It is also important for it to be hard and round, on the same note. Cut them always on a plastic board, and watch out for possible stains, because it is quite difficult to remove.

Fresh beetroot salad is much healthier than cooked one then therefore eat it in such a form as much as possible.

During pregnancy you should keep an eye on the consumption of the aforementioned salad, primarily because of the high percentage of betaine. Be sure to consult a doctor about it. Also avoid this vegetable if you have kidney stones or very low blood pressure.

Many in autumn intensively prepare beets saland for the winter, which is an excellent practice. You will compensate for all important nutrients during cold winter months.

Important: If you notice that your urine is red, nothing to worry about, it's just the result of eating beets. In the event of frequent urinary infections certainly check your blood.

We recommend the article where we explain how to make a healthy beetroot juice.