Watercress, Beet, and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Watercress, Beet, and Heirloom Tomato Salad

(Serves 4)

2 medium beets
1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed
1 tomato, preferably an heirloom variety, cute into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Fine sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425* F. Wrap the beets in foil, and roast for 40-60 minutes or until you can pierce them easily with a skewer. Allow the beets to cool a bit, them slip of the skins and slice the beets into quarters from root to stem.
Combine the beets, watercress, and tomato in a salad bowl. Mix the olive oil and lemon juice together, and pour over the salad; mix well. Add a couple pinches of salt and pepper to taste, Toss again and serve.

Beets- Cool and sweet, nourishes blood, tonifies HT, calms the spirit, lubricates the intestines, cleanses the LV
Watercress- Cool and bitter, clears heat, quenches thirst, lubricates lungs, and promotes diuresis
Tomato- Sl. cool, sweet and sour, promotes body fluids, quenches thirst, strengthens ST, aids digestion, cools blood, clears heat, detoxifies, calms the LV, removes food stagnation.
Lemon Juice- Cool and sour, regenerates body fluids, harmonizes ST, regulates qi, quenches thirst, benefits LV

Overall this recipe cleanses, calms, and benefits the LV. It also quenches thirst, and promotes body fluids.