Beets are so fresh and sweet. This salad is a delicious and easy way to serve them up.
1/4 cup organic plain yogurt**
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Small bunch beets, about 3/4 pound, trimmed and peeled
1 sweet and crisp apple
2 tablespoons sultana raisins
1 tablespoon toasted hazelnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mix yogurt, mustard and vinegar. Set aside.
Grate beets and out in a salad bowl
Core apple but do not peel. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes and add to beets.
Add raisins, hazelnuts and chives.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add dressing and mix well. Taste for seasoning.
**Although dairy is difficult for many to digest, plain yogurt containing live bifidus bacteria is one of the most tolerated dairy products and can be helpful to rebuild healthy flora in the intestinal tract. If you are on a dairy-free diet, you may replace this with olive oil.