Sunday, 3 January 2010

RAW BEETROOT SALAD

Raw Beetroot Salad
I don't remember when I first made this raw beetroot salad recipe or where I got the recipe (I do know it was in the eighties) - it has been a long time since I made it this way - I have changed it over the years (alternate version is given below) - the basic idea is to have a RAW beetroot salad - very refreshing in summer but also very good anytime of the year !

Ingredients:
2 medium sized beetroots
1 small red onion
1/2 cup sultanas
Salt and cracked pepper
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
Fresh dill

Preparation:
Into a large salad bowl peel and grate the beetroot; peel and finely chop the onion.
Add sultanas and mix thoroughly.
Into a jar add the remaining ingredients and with lid on shake vigorously.
Pour half of the dressing over the beetroot mix and stir well.
Allow salad to rest for 20 mins and then stir well again - add more dressing if needed.

ALTERNATE VERSION

Ingredients:
1 large beetroot
1 large carrot
1 small red onion or 1-2 spring onions
Handful of fresh parsley
Fresh dill
Salt and cracked pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

Preparation:
Into a large salad bowl peel and grate the beetroot and carrot; peel and chop the onion, chop parsley and dill.
Mix thoroughly.
Into a jar add the remaining ingredients and with lid on shake vigorously.
Pour half the dressing over the beetroot mix and stir well.
Allow salad to rest for 20 mins and then stir well again - add more dressing if needed.