Roasted Beet Kale Salad with herb infused non-fat Greek yogurt dressing! This Greek yogurt dressing is easy and a perfect sauce for salads, meats and other roasted vegetables!
I know… I am seasonal around here so we’ve been eating lots of cold pasta salad with summer vegetables and beets are not exactly what is growing or roasting in the oven in July. But living in California the vegetables are still amazing year round. Roasted beets are perfect turned into roasted beets salad and beet fries in addition to this recipe.
I recently had a reader ask me a question about what foods they should be eating to help cure a virus they have had for a while. My response is to consume all foods that balance out pH levels in the body. Starting out with a glass of warm lemon water every morning 20 minutes before consuming anything else. When the body is alkaline nothing can spread or grow in the body so getting the body balanced with an alkaline and high antioxidant diet is basically the fountain of youth! Cells are able to act strong and tackly cells that are rotting from free radicals!
Beets are a food that are profoundly a delicious powerful antioxidant. Thanks to that glorious rich purple color that says it all! Most purple foods and fruits with red pigment such as strawberries, blueberries (great for a blueberry banana smoothie), raspberries, beets, radishes, cherries and tomatoes (tomato basil soup anyone?) are all high in antioxidants. But they are also acidic so combine them with alkaline foods like leafy greens, carrots, kale, arugula, avocados and lemon juice to balance everything out.
What exactly is an antioxidant? Antioxidants are molecules that prevent free radicals from festering with the body and aids to prevent diseases and fight off sicknesses!
How do free radicals disappear? First off eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a good start. When free radicals are going crazy in the body they attach to cells and oxidize them. Oxidation is the same effect you see when an apple turns brown and begins to rot -those free radicals are “rotting” cells in the body! I hope that doesn’t scare you too much, but it kinda should! It sure as heck scares me!
Salads are a great way to consume those powerful antioxidants because you can make a salad easily with all of your favorite fruits, vegetables and nuts!
This roasted beet and kale salad is a food rich in antioxidant green and purple colors to combat and terminate those free radicals. Plus it tastes so delicious tossed in herbs and yogurt to bring out beets robust flavors!
Wanna hear the icing on the cake?
This healthy yogurt dressing has protein and gut healing enzymes to build up the immunity and build strong muscles!
What you need for the Greek yogurt dressing
Start with a good non-fat Greek yogurt such as FAGE brand or Chobani. You can use full fat too, but I prefer to keep this dressing light and non-fat.
Lemoney zest! Lemon just gives this yogurt dressing just the punch! that it needs! It makes those taste buds say “Give me more!”
Herbs and seasonings. The herbs are the final beauty to any dressing. Herbs are give dressings and sauces their beautiful flavors. I like to use fresh herbs for maximum taste.
Now go ahead and give those healthy ingredients a good whirl or shake in a mason jar (with the lid on of course:-)!). Pour the herb infused Greek yogurt dressing over your favorite greens salad or roasted zucchini, eggplant, sweet potatoes, onions, tomatoes or use it as a healthy dip!
And I am curious. What is your favorite salad dressing? Do you prefer sweet honey mustard dressing, light red wine vinaigrette, Italian salad dressing, champagne vinaigrette, creamy ranch or blue cheese dressing?
Me? I am a huge Greek yogurt dressing fan followed by honey mustard dressing coming in hot in second place:-)! Enjoy, friends!
*Tip! Roast the beets in advance to make this a 30 minutes or less meal!
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