Sunday, April 29, 2012

80--- Beet Salsa

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. You're absolutely brilliant! Beets are so great for you and what better way to dress em up than make a salsa out of them?! I can't get enough of both beets and salsa, so I will definitely be trying your recipe next time we make tacos or burritos. Sounds great!

  2. I am one of those people. I thought it happened to everyone!
    I can't wait for my fresh beets this summer to try this recipe. I love beets.
    I made a beet relish and canned it. I never used it because I had no idea what to use it with. LOL

  3. Love beets any way they are made. Can't wait to try this recipe