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Garlicky Beet Salad with Yogurt and Walnuts

Garlicky Beet Salad with Yogurt and Walnuts

Beet Salad with Yogurt and Walnuts

Tell me what comes to your mind when you read the blog title? Let me guess. Perhaps, just like me, you think it sounds super duper healthy? Am I right or am I right? I think I am right. Health on a plate, literally. Beets, garlic, plain yogurt, walnuts. Each ingredient in this salad I’ll write about speaks of nutrition and health benefits.

Beets

Beets? Vitamin C, fiber, anticancer properties, boost stamina, fight inflammation, and so on. Garlic? Packed with vitamins, wards off viruses, improves cholesterol levels, among other good things.

Walnuts

Walnuts? Powerful antioxidants, good for you. And yogurt, good old plain yogurt is an excellent source of protein and is loaded with calcium and vitamin D. So, what’s this salad all about? Health! Plus, it is beyond delicious. Every time I make it for our guests, I receive rave reviews.  A very close variation of it is made back in Azerbaijan, the difference being that instead of yogurt for the dressing, over there they use mayonnaise, or mayonnaise mixed with sour cream, or just sour cream. I opt for yogurt. It makes this salad so much better for you. You’ll agree. Also, there the beets are often grated on the fine side of a box grater and the walnuts are grated too, yielding a smooth dip/spread, a perfect appetizer. You can try that method, too.
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