The deep purple color in beets reflects the powerful, cancer-fighting phytonutrients that help detoxify your body and cleanse your blood and liver. The betalain pigment in beets is also partly responsible for their beautiful purple hue.
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Noche Buena Salad
This Mexican classic has appeared on tables since the 1830s! You can also use boiled or canned beets. To save time, pair this salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Makes 4 servings
2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
3 medium-sized beets, sliced and roasted
3/4 cup jícama, cut into matchsticks
3 oranges, cut into slices
1 apple, sliced
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon roasted peanuts, chopped
For the dressing:
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons water
Toss the chopped romaine with the rest
of the ingredients, or arrange the ingredients on top of the lettuce.
To make the dressing, whisk the orange
juice, vinegar, and garlic together. Slowly add the water and continue
whisking. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over salad.
Source: Dora Stone, chef and photographer, founder of mmmole.com and dorastable.com
Per serving: Calories: 229; Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0.3 g; Calories from Fat: 11.1%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 7.6 g; Carbohydrates: 48.9 g; Sugar: 31.3 g; Fiber: 15.2 g; Sodium: 77 mg; Calcium: 169 mg; Iron: 4 mg; Vitamin C: 90.7 mg; Beta-Carotene: 16,545 mcg; Vitamin E: 1.4 mg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.