Around here beets are just about to hit peak season. Beets aren’t for everyone, but really they should be, and this beet and walnut salad is a great way to give them a try. Beets are easy to prepare and can be eaten raw (grate them into a tossed salad!) or cooked. They have an earthy, sweet taste and are popular juiced. Beets are a good source of folacin, vitamin C and potassium and they also have terrific health benefits including lowering blood pressure, boosting stamina, fighting inflammation, helping with detox, and more.
One of my favorite ways to eat them is in a beet and walnut salad. This salad requires a little bit of preparation, but the end result is worth it.