July 20th, 2016 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Adrenals, Estrogen Dominance, Menopause, PCOS, Recipes, Salads, Thyroid

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Herbs: To Boost Progesterone and Metabolize Estrogen

Beet salad

Not only is this salad delicious, colorful, seasonal, and perfect on a sunny evening for two – it’s also good for you. The combination of beet and carrot is used to help women metabolize aggressive estrogen and boost the production of progesterone.

So pull out your favorite platter and prettiest salad serving utensils, and dig in.

Note: Because this recipe is so seasonal, cooking times may vary. I was working with baby beets and tender carrots. If the beets are larger, cut them to smaller pieces or roast them longer.

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Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Herbs
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Serves: 2 servings
Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch small beets with greens attached
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded or cubed
  • 2 teaspoons golden flax seed
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
Herb Vinaigrette Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground sea salt
How To Make
Salad Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Chop the greens off the beets, and wash them well.
  3. Wash the baby beets.
  4. Place the beets on parchment paper, and drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  5. Seal the parchment up, place in a shallow roasting pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until fork tender.
  6. Toss the carrots with remaining olive oil, and place in a shallow roasting pan.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fork tender.
  8. While the vegetables are baking, bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  9. Blanch the beet greens for 1 minute, or until bright green. Shock them in a bowl of cold water with lots of ice cubes.
  10. Dry the beet greens with paper towels, or in a salad spinner. Roughly chop the greens.
  11. When the beets are cool enough to handle, gently remove their skins with paper towels. Cut off the root end of the beets.
Vinaigrette Instructions:
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
To Assemble:
  1. Place the salad greens on a platter, and top with beet greens, shredded chicken, beets, roasted carrots, flax seeds, sesame seeds, parsley and thyme.
  2. Drizzle the salad with the herb vinaigrette. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Beet salad

7 Comments to Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Herbs: To Boost Progesterone and Metabolize Estrogen

  1. Hi Jan,
    Yes, continue the seed rotation to keep your hormones in balance. You may need additional support to help with your other symptoms. Have you considered taking the Cooking for Balance Program?

  2. Hello, I’m noticing High Blood Pressure during my periods. I started my period on the 20th and had spikes off and on until June 3rd my numbers went back to normal. Is there something I can do to help with that? I’m seeing my Doctor in 5 days.

  3. Hello! Can I boil the beetroot in water (boil) and also the carrot as well instead of baking?

    • Hi Agnes,

      You can boil them if you prefer, but when you boil vegetables, you do lose a bit of the nutrients that they provide.
      If you are worried about them being soft enough for your liking, you can opt to leave them in the over for a bit longer, like 45 mins instead.

      Healthy regards,
      HB Team

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