Heart Healthy Roasted Beet with Wild Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad #SundaySupper

My Sunday Supper group is doing a  special edition of  recipes from Cristina Ferrare ‘s ” Big Bowl of Love ”  I am so excited to be participating since I am a great fan of the lovely Cristina. I flipped through her website to look for a recipe and absolutely fell in love with the “Roasted Beet with Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad” . The minute I saw it I knew that was the one !!  I love beets and the idea of roasting them which according to Cristina makes them caramelize  just sent my senses spinning.  Teaming the beets with wild arugula and goat cheese make it a meal in itself. Adding the nuts to it gave it a nice crunchy texture.  Added bonus , it is a heart healthy, high fiber salad courtesy of the beets and the nuts!  I love the balsamic syrup dressing that Cristina uses which she also gave a recipe for. Well  I made it and it was so delish, there were no leftovers 🙂  I will definitely be making it again since it’s become a family favorite. Even my kids who don’t usually like beets ate it all up !!

Some Nutrition Nuts and Bolts about the key Ingredients:

Beets : Beets are a  “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetable. Certain unique pigment antioxidants present in root  have found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, lower cholesterol levels in the body and have anti-aging effects. They are also high in vitamin C  and are an excellent source of folate.

Arugula : A low-calorie and one of the superior salad greens, Arugula is high in vitamin A, C and K. Young, tender leaves feature sweet, nutty, flavor with less peppery taste than strong spicy flavored mature greens.

Goat Cheese : Apart from the fact that it had calcium, goat cheese is lower in fat and calories than  cheese made from cow’s milk. It is also higher in protein than cheese made from cow’s milk.  This means goat cheese is the better choice for staying fit and thin.

 

 

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My fellow foodie bloggers are also creating some awesome creations from Cristina Ferrare’s ” Big Bowl of Love”  Take a peek below and please give them a visit 🙂

Recipes will be perfectly paired with wine chosen by Wine Every Day.

About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........

Comments

  1. nice post… food delicious and i have to try this one… thanks

  2. I love salad…!! especially the “healthy part” when using goat cheese than regular cheese. Thanks for this recipe Sunithi, would like try this one…

  3. Yummy. Seems like we’ve got a heart healthy salad. I’d better try it out.

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