Beet and Yogurt Salad

Beets are definitely not the most glamorous root vegetable around but they sure are good for you...
Apparently beets have the ability to detoxify the blood, protect against heart disease and lower cholesterol.  Not bad! Some studies have also shown that beets slow the growth of tumors and help to boost immunity.  
After discovering all of these health benefits I thought I would give beets a chance by preparing a simple beet and yogurt salad.  Let me tell you, and this comes from someone who isn't the biggest fan of beets, the result was quite fantastic.  Give this a try! It's easy to make too. No cooking required.

1 can of chopped beets (drain the juice)
1 cup low fat yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

For the dressing:
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt, to taste

1. Mix the yogurt and garlic together well.
2. Pour the the yogurt-garlic mix onto the serving plate you will be using.
3. Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together.
4. Place the beets on top of the yogurt.
Tip: Don't mix the beets in or else the yogurt will turn bright pink.
5. Add the dressing on top of the beets.
6. Garnish with the fresh mint.
7. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Adapted from Claudia Roden's Arabesque 

If you liked this salad you should try:
Turkish ground beef and yogurt pasta
Hommos Dip with Yogurt
Baba Ghanouj Dip

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  1. This is so cool! The salad must be refreshing and sweet! Nice!

  2. Thanks Nandini :) It is super refreshing! You should try it sometime!

  3. U make the salad looks so hot ;)..looks so me know when u try the chilli chicken ;) and thanks for visiting my space

  4. Lovely colour combo. Do drop in to my blog when time permits.

  5. This looks so good! Next time, I'll try your version of not mixing them together. Love beets and this is a great recipe!

  6. that looks beautiful! how did you stop the beets from bleeding into the yogurt? healthy and gorgeous -- wow!

  7. A lovely beet dish!!

    I also love Claudia roden: she rocks!!

  8. Thanks everyone :)

    Sophie: I loooove her cookbooks... haven't tried a recipe of hers I haven't liked :)

    Katy: They ended up bleeding a little bit I just tried to reaaaaally carefully put them on top...


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