Freitag, 1. März 2013
A little beetroot salad
Again a quick one: I was craving for something fresh, a little healthy snack, no biggy. Remembered there was still one bigger beetroot in the fridge. Thought about it and the snack was done in 5 minutes:
For 2 servings:
1 beetroot (the bulb), raw not cooked, peeled and sliced into paper-thin slices by a mandoline
a few small salad leaves
2 tablespoons pinenuts, toasted in the microwave for a few seconds until fragrant
a small piece greek Feta (sheepmilk cheese, sheep and not cow), crumbled
a dash white balsamico vinegar (maybe 1 teaspoon -I did not measure at all)
freshly ground pepper
a dash toasted pumpkin seed oil
I tossed the beetroot slices in a little salt, pepper and vinegar, prepared the salad leaves and placed the beetroot on top. Crumbled the cheese over the beetroot and sprinkled cress and pinenuts. Sprinkled a little pepper and a dash oil. This salad has to be assembled separately for each plate and not by tossing everything together - or it will look really ugly. The beetroot is bleeding a lot (laugh).
I did not use any onion because onion would dominate the taste and destroy the sweet taste of the beetroot and the nutty flavors of the pinenuts and pumpkin seed oil.