Wholesome Beetroot SaladCourse: Salads and Soups, StartersCuisine: German, VeganDifficulty: Easy
This is another of my German grannie`s dishes, I cherished over the years. I was very pleased to see, that my son loves it as much as I do – so this recipe will stay in the family for more years to come!
250 g (cooked/vacuum) beetroots
1 small onion, sliced into fine rings
2 tbsp walnut oil
2 tbsp raspberry vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp horseradish
Freshly ground pepper
7-10 walnuts, chopped into small pieces
- Peel the beetroot and cut into 3mm slices. Wash the apple (do not peel), remove the core and cut into fine cubes. Peel the onion and cut into fine rings.
- Mix the dressing adding the walnut oil, raspberry vinegar, honey, horseradish, herbal salt and black pepper and blend with the salad. Serve garnished with chopped walnuts.
- BEETROOTS are loaded with wholesome nutrients! They are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Beetroot juice is high in the active ingredient betalain, which reactivate enzymes to remove excess estrogen and restore balance. Consuming beetroot can therefore be a safe and natural way to cleanse your liver of toxins when your hormones are imbalanced.
- WALNUTS contribute to our energy levels as we transition through menopause due to their content of iron, selenium, calcium, zinc, vitamin E and some B vitamins. Walnuts are also a valuable vegetarian source of the essential fatty acid omega 3.
- APPLES are a rich source of pectin and quercetin. Quercetin is a flavonoid, a type of naturally occurring plant chemical that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Pectin is a type of soluble fiber that can help prevent constipation and have a modest effect on lowering LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Pectin is also fermented by beneficial bacteria in the colon, which produces short chain fatty acids that may play a role in the prevention of chronic diseases, including certain cancers and bowel disorders.