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Ensalada de Remolacha

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In Argentina, we love beets, they are usually made into a salad and served with mayonnaise and a hard boil egg. It is a very common vegetable in our kitchen and used widely across the country. People often dismiss beets as they are messy and takes long time to prepare. This simple dish shows that with different flavor combination, this root vegetable can be an impressive salad or side dish.

I designed this recipe to be a side dish for Milanesa Napolitana. A fresh and flavorful dish for all seasons with a sweet and tangy citrus vinaigrette.

In this recipe, you get to learn how to make a home-made vinaigrette. Surely, there are a lot of ways to follow on the internet. However, I will be teaching you how to make a traditional vinaigrette with correct ratio, it is very versatile and adjustable, works well with different type of fruit and herbs.

I will also be providing personal tips to improve emulsification in order to make it successful every time. Once this skill is mastered, you will no longer need a recipe or purchase store bought dressing.

*Health benefits: beets are low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamin C. They also carry nitrates and pigments that help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. Furthermore, beets fit well into a healthy and balanced diet.