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Roasted Golden Beets and Fennel Salad with Dill Dressing and Vegan Macadamia Parmesan

I am currently addicted to roasted golden beets. They tend to be milder in taste ( not as “earthy”) and less messy than their red relative.

Their beautiful yellow-orange color brightens any dish.  In the world of chakras, this would be the ultimate Solar Plexus food, a powerhouse. 

 

Benefits of Golden Beets

Golden or yellow beets are heart healthy, excellent kidney and body cleansers, high in powerful antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, treats anemia and fatigue, and more. They decrease the risk of heart disease and helps in the prevention of various cancers, and are also good for eyes and skin. One Green Planet

This recipe was served as a side dish for a group of  8-10 hungry kundalini yogis, along with a Kale Strawberry Avocado Salad and Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchari (of course).  It can easily be turned into a main dish by adding some kale or spinach, quinoa and nuts.  Enjoy it!

Roasted Golden Beets Salad with Dill Dressing and Vegan Macadamia Parmesan
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Ingredients
  1. 8 medium-sized golden beets
  2. 1 medium-sized fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced paper-thin
  3. 1/2 medium-sized red onion, finely diced
Dressing
  1. 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  3. 1 1/2 Tablespoons dill
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
Topping ( Vegan Macadamia Parmesan)
  1. 4 macadamia nuts, (microplane) grated
  2. a pinch of nutritional yeast
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Rinse the beets and cut off the greens ( save them for another use). Do not peel. Pat dry.
  3. Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and bake until they are tender, 45-60 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 20 minutes.
  5. Gently scrape the skin off with a spoon and cut them crosswise into slices.
  6. Transfer the beets, fennel and red onions to a large bowl.
  7. In a small bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients together.
  8. Pour the dressing over the roasted golden beets.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with vegan macadamia parmesan.
Notes
  1. There are a few ways to prepare roasted beets: 1) You can place the beets in a shallow baking dish, drizzle on some EVOO and salt. Cover the entire baking dish with foil or 2) Wrap each beet individually with foil. This is what I did!
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