404 Balsamic Marinated Beet Salad

Balsamic Marinated Beet Salad

Beets are an extremely nutrient dense food. This means they contain a lot of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants without having a lot of calories per serving. Some of the vitamins and minerals in beets include: folate, manganese, fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, tryptophan, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and copper.

Beets also contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are substances in food that help fight various diseases. Beets contain betalains, which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Overall beets are a nutrient packed food that everyone should try to consume on a regular basis. Now I know this information, but sometimes I am not always in the mood for beets. I tried to come up with a recipe that would convince beet haters that beets are delicious and give the beet lovers a new way to enjoy them! Check it out!

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Balsamic Marinated Beet Salad
Recipe Type: Lunch
Author: Amanda
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 3 large beets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap beets in foil and bake in oven for 45 minutes.
  2. While beets are baking gather the rest of the ingredients and place in a large bowl. Mix well.
  3. When the beets are soft enough to put a fork in, take them out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Run beets under cold water and peel off skin. Chop up the beets into little cubes. Mix in with marinade and onions. Marinate in the fridge or eat immediately.
Notes
You can eat this beet salad as it is with some chicken, fish or meat and it will taste great. I put 3-4 big scoops on top of a big green salad that I made and used it as a dressing. Either way it is delicious![br][br]PN Rx: [br]1/5 of recipe= .5 Carb, 1 fat
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