Colorful Beetroot and Greens Salad with Middle Eastern Dressing

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This is a quick and simple salad that tastes wonderfully gourmet. Rocket leaves have a spicy, mustard-like flavor that is balanced out by the dates and beetroot.



• 2 small beetroots, peeled
• 2 cups chopped spinach leaves
• 1 cup chopped rocket leaves
• 6 walnuts, soaked and crushed
• ¼ cup grated coconut
• ½ avocado, chopped (optional)

Middle Eastern Dressing

• ½ cup chopped cucumber
• 4 dates, seedless
• ¼ cup coriander
• 1½ tablespoon lemon juice
• ¼ teaspoon cumin powder

Substitution In case rocket leaves are not available, replace them with spinach leaves


1. Chop the beetroot and steam it until soft.
2. Place the steamed beetroot into a large mixing bowl, along with the spinach, rocket, coconut, walnuts and avocado (optional).
3. To prepare the Middle Eastern Dressing, place all the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
4. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss well and serve.

Benefits of this Recipe:

  1. Antioxidant-Rich: Beetroot, spinach, rocket leaves, and walnuts are loaded with antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
  2. Heart Healthy: Walnuts contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, while beetroot may help lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
  3. Digestive Health: Spinach and rocket leaves are rich in fiber, promoting digestive regularity and supporting gut health.
  4. Immune Boosting: The combination of nutrient-dense ingredients supports a healthy immune system, helping the body fight off infections and illnesses.
  5. Skin Health: Beetroot and avocado are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that promote healthy skin and may help reduce signs of aging.
  6. Energy Boost: The combination of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and vitamins provides a natural energy boost to keep you feeling energized and focused.
  7. Weight Management: Low in calories and high in fiber, this salad can aid in weight loss and weight management.
  8. Hydration: Beetroot and cucumber have high water content, helping to keep you hydrated and refreshed.
  9. Plant-Based: Completely vegetarian and vegan-friendly, this salad offers a nutritious and satisfying meal option for plant-based eaters.
  10. Flavorful: The Middle Eastern-inspired dressing adds depth and complexity to the salad, elevating its flavor profile and making it truly irresistible.

Nutritional Value per Serving (approximate):

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 6g

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