This healthy and colorful salad can be a perfect addition to meat dishes, and also serve as a nice meal on its own if you prefer to pursue a vegetarian lifestyle.
Beetroot is well-known for its indispensable health benefits. Betacyanin, a colorful pigment in beetroot, is an antioxidant that can significantly help your liver get rid of toxins, and thus improve its main function to keep your body clean by absorbing all the harmful chemicals from your blood. Beetroot also contains betaine, a substance can be used to help with some forms of depression due to its ability to relax your mind and improve general sense of well being.
For healthy reasons we prefer using homemade sauces and condiments to those bought in a supermarket. There is value in making something from scratch, and you can always control what comes in a recipe and what quality product comes out of it. We used homemade
pickled red onions
for this beetroot salad. We recommend marinating some onions at the same time as you start cooking beetroot, or even some time in advance, it can be perfectly stored in the fridge and used for other dishes.
We know that a lot of people out there like beetroot but don’t like to bother with cooking it because the process seems time and energy consuming. If you are one of those people, we invite you to check out our *How to cook beetroot* (or Easy ways to cook beetroot).
We hope you like this beetroot salad as much as we do, and will learn to love beetroot not only for its health benefits but also for its taste and color!