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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Lebanese Beet Salad

with Lemon, Herbs and Pomegranate Syrup

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Lebanese Beet Salad
202
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Lebanese Beet Salad - Colorful and spicy - a tasty vegetarian main course or starter salad with Mediterranean flavors

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easy
Difficulty
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 3 h.
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Nutritions
1 serving contains
Fat12 g
Saturated Fat Acids1.9 g
Protein3 g
Roughage4.5 g
Sugar added3 g
Calorie202
Carbohydrates/g18
Bread exchange unit1.5
Cholesterol/mg0
Uric acid/mg40
Vitamin A/mg0.1
Vitamin D/μg0
Vitamin E/mg1.9
Vitamin B₁/mg0
Vitamin B₂/mg0.1
Niacin/mg0.9
Vitamin B₆/mg0.1
Folate/μg81
Pantothenic acid/mg0.4
Biotin/μg1.7
Vitamin B₁₂/μg0
Vitamin C/mg30
Potassium/mg438
Calcium/mg75
Magnesium/mg30
Iron/mg2.3
Iodine/μg5
Zinc/mg0.6
Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Ingredients
Preparation

Ingredients

for 4 servings
4
fresh Beets (each about 125 grams)
1
Pomegranate (about 200 grams)
1 tablespoon
2
1 bunch
1 bunch
½ bunch
1
½
5 tablespoons
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot (with lid), 1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Mortar (or garlic press), 1 Lid, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Rubber gloves

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 1

Scrub beet thoroughly, cover with salted water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot and cook over medium heat until beets are knife-tender, 50-60 minutes.

Step 2/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 2

Meanwhile, halve the pomegranate and squeeze juice from seeds using a citrus juicer.

Step 3/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 3

Boil pomegranate juice and honey in a small pot until reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 4

Peel red onion and cut into strips. Trim radishes, rinse, pat dry and cut into quarters.

Step 5/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 5

Rinse parsley and mint, shake dry, pluck leaves and coarsely chop. 

Step 6/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 6

Peel garlic and grind finely in a mortar with a little salt (or pass through a garlic press).

Step 7/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 7

In a bowl, combine onions, radishes, herbs and garlic. Squeeze juice from lemon half. 

Step 8/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 8

Drain beets, briefly rinse with cold water and then remove skins (wear rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands).

Step 9/9
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 9

Cut beets into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) pieces and add to the bowl. Pour in reserved pomegranate syrup, the lemon juice and olive oil and gently mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper and let marinate for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator before serving. 

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