Spicy beetroot and kale salad

Beetroot and Kale Salad

If you love chilli and enjoy a little kick in your food this salad will satisfy that. The chilli flavor is accompanied with a sweet and sour taste. This can also be your vegetarian option of the week as it gives a non-vegetarian the feeling of eating something bulky and fulfilling as you need to cut the beetroot like you would a piece of meat. It can be eaten as a side dish but, also is a meal in itself. Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is packed with nutrients, and is a good source of fiber, vitamin B9 (folate), manganese, iron, potassium, and vitamin C. It is associated with a number of health benefits, like lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow and an enhancing exercise performance.

Salad Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 garlic pod minced

1 tbsp chopped onion

1 tbsp fresh big red chilli minced

1 tbsp sliced spring onion

1 beetroot sliced in 1/2 inch round discs

1/2 tsp crushed red chilli pepper

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

2 cups raw kale

1 tbsp cranberries

1 tbsp cubed feta cheese

1 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds

Tahini dressing ingredients :

2 tbsp tahini paste

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp coconut aminos

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp molasses sugar or blackstrap molasses

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

This will make a bottle which you can store away in the fridge for future use.

Method:

Warm the oil in a frying pan

  • Add the onion, garlic, spring onion, fresh red chilli to the olive oil
Onion, garlic, fresh red chilli pepper in olive oil
  • Add dried crushed red chilli, black pepper, salt and beetroot in a flat pan.
  • Cover and cook for 20 mins on low fire
Cooked Onion, spring onion, garlic, fresh red chilli pepper, beetroot, dried chilli pepper, salt, black pepper
  • Prepare the salad dressing and keep it in the fridge to chill
  • Let the cooked beetroot cool down
  • Toss in the kale, cranberries, sunflower seeds and feta cheese
  • Pour 2 tbsps of salad dressing and enjoy!

Spicy Kale and beetroot salad

Author: Healthybalance

I am a certified integrative nutrition health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I run workshops on wellness and work with clients individually. My coaching involves enabling clients to address the root cause of any imbalances in their lives and to empower them to become advocates for themselves so that they can make long-term changes that lead to their optimum health and wellness. The work of an integrative nutrition health coach is to help clients understand the synergy that exists between the primary areas in ones life like sleep, exercise, satisfaction in our relationships, career and other such domains and the food we eat. I work with young adults ages 12 and above and women, mostly pertaining to weight loss, gut issues, and hormonal imbalances.

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