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Simple Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

This beet salad is full of healthy benefits, low in calories, and could help you improve the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add to your diet.
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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 the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add to your diet.

beet-salad-with-goat-cheese-in-a-white-bowl-with-a-black-spoon

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 the digestion system. Beets are a 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.
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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:

  • beta-carotene
  • zeaxanthin
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A
  • potassium
  • flavonoid

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.

What do I need to make this recipe?

Golden beets are rich in vitamins C and A, as well as potassium.

Red beets are filled with nitrates, lowering blood pressure.

Goat cheese is rich in calcium and protein.

Hazelnuts help to regulate blood pressure and are filled with iron.

Microgreens are rich in zinc, potassium, and copper.

What do I need to make the dressing?

  • raw honey
  • balsamic vinegar
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Simple Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

This beet salad is full of healthy benefits, low in calories, and could help you improve the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add to your diet.
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 167kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 golden beet, cooked, peeled, & cubed
  • 1 red beet, cooked, peeled, & cubed
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted & chopped
  • 1 Tbsp microgreens, chopped (I use a variety of microgreens, but any will work)
  • tsp raw honey
  • 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Boil beets for 1 1/2 hours. Drain the water and let them cool. Peel cooled beets and cut into small cube pieces.
  • Add goat cheese to beets.
  • On a small skillet over medium heat, toast hazelnuts. Add toasted hazelnuts to beets.
  • Garnish with micro greens.

For the Balsamic Reduction:

  • Add balsamic vinegar and honey to a small pot.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  • Drizzle on salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1mg

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