This is one of my favorite warm salads and for one good reason: it is super rich in vitamins.
This deliciously purple root is full of beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, iron , potassium and Vitamin A. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives its special color, is known to suppress the development of some types of cancer. And, last but not least, it has an awesome taste.
If you ask me, lentils are the super stars of the dry beans family. They are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, especially good for managing blood sugar disorders, extremely nutritious and all at the price of 230 calories per 1 cup. It comes in different colors (red, green, yellow and black). For this particular salad, I preferred the green one, because it’s color will contrast the color of the rest of the ingredients. But you can use whichever.
If vegetables were superheros, the sweet potato would be Batman. It doesn’t have superpowers, but it definitely has all the necessary tools for damage avoidance. It is super rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6. That means it has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. You didn’t see that one coming, did you? Neither did the Joker.
The heart and soul of Greek cuisine, it is one salty delight. And, it’s full of Protein, Calcium, Vitamin B12 and Riboflavin, which is important for red blood cell production and helps releasing energy.
Go figure, 4 simple ingredients and you’ve got yourself a vitamin bomb!
The tools you need are: a strainer, a peeler,a tray, baking paper or aluminium foil.
Now, let’s make this baby!
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