Beets were once used as a dye in the Arabian Peninsula. A beet’s high iron content makes it a natural alternative to medical treatments for anemia. In this recipe, beets are topped with delicious tahini (sesame paste). If making this recipe ahead of time, keep the dressing aside and drizzle it over the salad just before serving. Be aware that beets stain. Make sure to protect your countertops and clothing before handling them.