I have been wanting to share this nutritional beet salad with goat cheese for a while now. This beet salad is full of healthy benefits. Low in calories, and could help you improve digestion system. Beets are delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add to your diet.
What are the benefits of beets
Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines around the world. They provide some impressive health benefits, such as:
Low in calories - Great for weight-loss
Good source of fiber - which is beneficial for digestive health and help with weight loss.
Contain nitrates - because of the high concentration of nitrates in beets, they can help lower blood pressure, which may lead to reduce risk of heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.
Difference between red beets and golden beets
Golden beets are a little on the sweeter than the red beets.
Golden beets do not have as much of that “earthy” flavor than red beets do, so it does make a difference in taste in recipes.
Golden beets have the orange-yellow color, making the health benefits slightly different from red beets. Yellow vegetables contain high levels of vitamins and minerals such as:
Unlike red beets, golden beets don’t stain as much. As far as I know and have read, there isn’t one variety of beet that is healthier than the other.
1 yellow beet, cooked, peeled and cubed
1 red beet, cooked, peeled and cubed
4oz goat cheese crumbled
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
1 Tbsp micro greens, chopped (I used a variety pack, but any works)
1 1/2 tsp raw honey
4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Boil beets for 1 1/2 hours. Take them out, and cool them down. Peel beets, and chop into cube size.
Add to beets, goat cheese.
On a small skillet, on medium heat toast hazelnuts. Add to beets.
Garnish with micro greens.