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Lebanese Beet Salad

with Lemon, Herbs and Pomegranate Syrup
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Lebanese Beet Salad

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

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Health Score:
7,7 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 3 h.
Ready in
Calories:
202
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

In some Middle Eastern countries it is a tradition to throw pomegranate seeds at bridal couples for the sake of fertility. Pomegranates contain a plant substance called oestrone, which is said to act similar to gently dosed oestrogen, potentially increasing fertility. 

If cooking and peeling beetroot is too time-consuming for you, you can get cooked, vacuum-packed tubers in the vegetable department, which you only have to dice.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie202 kcal(10 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat12 g(10 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)
Sugar added3 g(12 %)
Roughage4.5 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin0.9 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate81 μg(27 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin1.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C30 mg(32 %)
Potassium438 mg(11 %)
Calcium75 mg(8 %)
Magnesium30 mg(10 %)
Iron2.3 mg(15 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.9 g
Uric acid40 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4
fresh Beets (each about 4 ounces)
1
Pomegranate (about 7 ounces)
1 tablespoon
2
1 bunch
1 bunch
½ bunch
1
½
5 tablespoons
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Radish
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

1.
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.

2.
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 2

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

3.
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.

4.
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 4

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

5.
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 5

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

6.
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 6

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

7.
Lebanese Beet Salad preparation step 7

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

8.
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).

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.