Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beetroot Apple Salad


Beetroot is one vegetable which I think is better off raw or just steamed rather than done to death by overcooking. I love this beetroot porial we make - crunchy and juicy with a light tempering, my daughter loves it and so does this blogger's cutie pie 3 year old, as we found out when Arch visited with us last week!

This recipe is a lovely combination of beetroot and apples - an adaptation of Jamie Oliver's recipe for a Crunchy Raw Beetroot, Pear and Feta salad. I dropped the feta, substituted the pears with apples and grated the beetroot and apples instead of cutting them into thin strips. The dressing was a very simple lemon oil dressing I spiced up with a dash of tabasco to give it that zing.

I paired this with another lovely recipe from Jamie Oliver -a baked Lemon Sole which I served over some chilli garlic stir fried noodles. This turned out to be such a lovely meal that I made it again for my birthday dinner, minus the noodles. Arch missed it by a day and was served the leftovers for lunch the next day ;)


Beetroot Apple Salad

2 beetroots, peeled and grated
2 apples, peeled and grated
3-4 tbsp mint leaves

Juice of half a lemon
salt (sea salt if available)
1 tbsp olive oil
Freshly crushed black pepper -1/2 tsp
2-3 drops of Tabasco sauce

Toss the beetroot and apples with the dressing, adding some more lemon juice if needed. Garnish with mint leaves and serve cold.

14 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love jamies recipe, they are always easy to follow.

Bong Mom said...

Belated Happy Birthday.

Where is the lemon Sole recipe ?

Miri said...

Will post the Lemon Sole recipe soon Sandeepa :)

Miri

Arch said...

i have pear and betroot - will make this salad for lunch today and ya, please post the lemon sole recipe...it was super yum ! Lil S cant get over lil K and wants to know why she cant join his school...now he thinks you live in hyd !!

Miri said...

:), K howled and howled because S had left his plane behind :)
She wants to return it immediately to him - in person - at "Andrabad" ;)LOL!

Will pose the lemon sole recipe - glad you liked it!

Sunshinemom said...

You must have had nice time meeting:). The salad is very different from anything I have had! Sounds very tasty:)

Srivalli said...

wow that looks so yum miri...good to know your lil one liked it!

Vaishali said...

Jamie's food always makes me hungry. This beetroot salad is simply beautiful, Miri-- I love your take on it. I have never tasted apples and beets together in a recipe, but I can imagine they'd be perfect together.

Pavithra said...

First time to ur blog thru nags.. really enjoyed reading all recipes.. will be ur regular visitor.. And salad is so colorful and healthy. nice combination

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow......drool worthy....

Cynthia said...

I love Jamie's food! And you have done great justice to the recipes.

The knife said...

Friends of ours dropped in this weekend. their 1.5 yr old daughter loves beetroot too. I wonder whether the colour works for them. Or are they health conscious when they are born?

I love Jamie's concept of food family trees. Our simple onion, otmatoe and ginger, garlic base cane be used for so many things for example. Picked up pesto recipe from him and have adapted with various stuff.

My wife gave me one of his books. I normally faint in ecstacy when I see the great pics...and don't end up making anything

Miri said...

I guess it's the colour - not to mention they come hardwired to like pink! ;)

Jamiel Oliver's books and shows are simply droolworthy aren't they - am loving his series on Sundays at 5.30....

The knife said...

droolworthy is THE word. I used to catch Jamie earlier but not off late. Love his bouciness