Beet-Walnut Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet-Walnut Salad
Overall Recipe: Nourishes heart blood, moves blood to build blood, moistens intestines

Beets: sweet, neutral. Nourishes heart blood, moves blood, regulates menstruation, moistens intestines.
Onions: acrid, warm. Warms interior, moves qi and blood.
Butter: sweet, neutral. Tonifies deficiency, engenders fluids, moistens intestines.
Walnuts: sweet, warm. Supplements kidneys, moistens intestines.
Mustard: acrid, warm. Releases exterior, courses qi.
Vinegar: sour, bitter warm. Scatters stasis, stops bleeding.
Spinach: sweet, cool. Nourishes blood, stops bleeding, moistens dryness.

Emily Hildebrand said:

Beet-Walnut Salad
Serves 4-62 onions, sliced
1 Tbsp butter or olive oil
6 beets
1/2 cup walnuts
2 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
a healthy drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Arugula or spinach

Roast beets, whole and unpeeled in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour, until fork tender. Set aside and let cool. Meanwhile, caramelize the onions in the butter/oil over low heat until golden brown. Peel, and chop the beets, mix in with caramelized onions and walnuts. Whisk together the vinegar, mustard and oil and pour over the salad. Serve over arugula, spinach or alone.