Bloody salad

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We said bloody, not boring! Here we go with a fancy version of beetroots salad that warms you a little bit up and nourishes Blood. Wondering why?

First, the sweet and neutral beetroots have a strong action on Blood and promote movements downwards (therefore helpful for women in case of weak menstruation).

Second, carrots enhance digestion by acting on Spleen and Stomach, giving a push to QI and also to sight function.

Third, onions work both on Stomach and Lung, have a warm energy and sweet-pungent flavour that again is good to support digestion and downward movements.

Last but not least, sesame seeds, like all seeds in general, are a powerful tonic of QI, Blood and Yin and if toasted gain also a bit of Yang energy…not bad.

Serves 2 –Easy– Prep time: 30 minutes

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You will need:

  • 2 beetroots;
  • 2 carrots;
  • ½ glass of vinegar;
  • ½ glass of water
  • ½ onion;
  • extra virgin olive oil;
  • sesame seeds whole and toasted;
  • a pinch of salt.

How to:

  1. Boil the beetroots, then peel them;
  2. cut the ½ onion into rings and marinate it with the vinegar and water mixed together for al least 20 minutes;
  3.  Cut the beetroots and the carrots à la julienne (a grater with big holes will do!);
  4.  mix the salad into a bowl and add the marinated onion rings;
  5. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

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