Beet, Pea and Carrot salad

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Salad, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

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Beet, Pea and Carrot salad.

6 beets, peeled and steamed and chopped into small 1 inch squares
1 cup peas.
1 cup carrots
2 eggs hardboiled, chopped
 1 teaspoon vinegar
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or vegan version, added for flavor, similar properties to eggs and vinegar.
Salt and pepper to taste (less than 1 teaspoon each)

Steam veggies. Add all ingredients and mix. Serves 6 as a side dish.

This recipe will tonify the heart blood and spleen qi and calm the shen. Contraindicated for damp conditions or for food stagnation.

Beets– sweet, neutral. Sp, St, LV, HT. Stengthens middle jiao. Nourishes the heart, calms the shen.

Peas–Sweet, neutral. Sp. Harmonizes middle jiao and promotes urination.

Carrots- Sweet, neutral. Steamed and chopped into small 1 inch squares. SP, LV, LU, HT. Strengthens spleen and heart, nourishes and soothes liver, benefits the lung, diuretic, anti-inflammatory.

Eggs– Sweet, neutral, SP, ST, LU. Nourishes yin and blood, supplements spleen and stomach, calms the shen.

Vinegar-Sour, warm, bitter. Lv. Invigorates blood, clears toxin, astringes.