Simple Beet Salad with Fresh Cilantro

Aug 17th, 2016

When we look into ancient foods, beets are on the top of the list. They used to grow along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. 

Delicious and naturally sweet with an earthy flavour, beets contain a variety of health-boosting nutrients.

Eating beets help in :

  • lowering blood pressure
  • boosting stamina and immune system
  • reducing inflammation
  •  detoxifying the body


1 large beet, ½ tsp of balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp hinchables of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, freshly chopped cilantro


  • Rinse beet, peel and cut in equal cube size and steam for 20 minutes
  • In a large bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cilantro, salt and pepper
  • Let cool down at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

Note: You can enjoy beets in many ways, such as by grating it raw or by juicing

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Mouna is a 200-hours Yoga Alliance registered teacher who also completed 200-hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Master Yogananth. Mouna is an active member of Andiappan Yoga Community, teaching yoga to domestic helpers. Native of Morocco, Mouna has been immerged from a very young age in her rich traditional cuisine influenced by Berber, Moorish and Arab neighbors. Her mother, a fine cook continues the family traditions of distilling orange blossom, making olive oil, and preserved lemons. Mouna is passionate about simple, healthy and fusion homemade food recipes.

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