I love salads, but with plummeting winter temperatures, I am not as inclined to eat cold food. In Chinese medicine, we are supposed to eat warming foods in the winter to help keep our bodies warm and support digestion. I created this warming salad and paired it with a dressing I’ve been making for years. It’s perfect for these bitter temperatures.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Rachel Schwartzman, ND
Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Salad with Tahini Dressing
2 sweet potatoes (cut into large pieces)
3 beets (cubed)
½ bunch collard greens (chopped)
¼ cup tahini
¼ cup water
1 large garlic clove
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoon of cilantro (optional)
- Roast sweet potatoes and beets in 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, toss in chopped collards and finish roasting, 10 minutes more.
- While the vegetables cook, combine tahini, water, garlic, lemon and cilantro, if using, in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Drizzle dressing over finished vegetables and enjoy!
Per Serving: Calories: 196; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 128mg; Potassium: 548mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 5g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit A: 228%; Vit C: 36%; Iron: 10%
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