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Beet & Cucumber Salad (Paleo, Low FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

Summer= Salads! But lettuce based salads can get boring. I love salads that are “different” or based not around lettuce. This one is super yummy, light yet filling.  The  beets are a great source of vitamin C and folate, they help with phase 2 detoxification and can help reduce inflammation. Cucumber is a great hydrator on these hot summer days and walnuts are a great source of healthy fat providing vitamin E and omega-3’s.

Cooking beets can be a real pain since they take a while to roast in the oven. Although I think they taste better freshly cooked, for convenience sake it’s been nice to buy pre-cooked beets in the store. Many stores, not just Whole Foods, are now selling packaged, pre-cooked and peeled organic beets with no additives!

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These make life easier, but feel free to roast your own beets to use in this recipe!

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Beet & Cucumber Salad

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

1 package of pre-cooked beets (or about 1/2 lbs. cooked, peeled, and cooled beets)

1 cucumber

2 tbs. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1/8 tsp. salt

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Chop the beets and cucumber into rounds then fourths (or whatever size chunks you want) and place in a bowl.

Mix the balsamic and apple cider vinegars together and pour over the veggies. Sprinkle in the salt and stir to combine.

Mix in the chopped walnuts. Serve or let marinate in the fridge.

Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge.

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4 thoughts on “Beet & Cucumber Salad (Paleo, Low FODMAP, Nightshade Free)”

  1. Beets are wonderful! And this looks so delicious! I’ll have to see if I can find the cooked beets where I’m at.

    I know this may sound odd, but one of my issues when working with beets is that they often stain really easily, even your equipment sometimes. Sometimes, it would even get on my clothes (I’m not very coordinated). Do you know any way to get the red stains out?

    With thanks!

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    1. I’ve never had this probably with staining equipment. After multiple washes it eventually comes out. In terms of clothes, try soaking them in baking soda with a little bit of water and then washing as normal. You can also add vinegar during the rinse cycle of your wash.

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