Did you know that 10-15% of the population experiences beeturia, aka: red urine after consumption of beets? Are you one of them? If so, not to worry. It's a harmless condition. My friend is married to an internist who gets phone calls about it quite often....
Beets contain two special antioxidants, betanin and vulgaxanthin, which may have detoxifying effects.
3 medium beets, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Submerge beets to blanch for 4-5 minutes. Remove and strain into a large colander and rinse immediately with cold water. Allow to drain for 5-10 minutes.
Place beets into a large bowl and add jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey and salt. Add liquid mixture to beet mixture and fold to combine.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Nutrition Info per 1/4 cup: 40 calories, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber