Tuesday, February 24, 2015

{Repost} 80--- Beet Salsa

My schedule has been crazy busy (and crazy fun) lately. Lots of travel and friends, which is fantastic! But it has left me little time for recipe creation.  So, this week I will be re-posting a few of my most popular recipes!

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. 

Beet Salsa
Serves 4-6

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


  1. This looks awesome. How long will it keep in the fridge?