It seems ages since I posted a recipe (probably because it is ages since I posted a recipe). It’s the time it takes -to make it, and photograph it. It also takes concentration, I have to write down how much I’m adding of what, record it nicely and then type it all up in a nice format. Basically it’s a bit of work. But I love this salad so much it’s worth it, and the recipe is very forgiving so if my quantities are a bit out it wont affect the end result too much.
This salad is pretty much a tribute to my laziness. I often have beetroot, my father grows it and it always looks pretty at the Farmer’s Market so I often buy it. I also grow it regularly, nestling in between other bigger, slower growing crops. But I never seem to be organised enough to bother to cook it. So in this salad I don’t, I use it raw and I think it tastes all the better for it – not to mention adding a lovely texture to the salad.
Beetroot & Carrot salad
- 1 large carrot
- 1 medium sized beetroot
- 1 small bunch mint
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 red onion (or substitute a couple of spring onions)
- 1 cup grains (I have made this with everything from Farro to Quinoa and lentils but my favourite is Black Rice)
- juice of a lemon
- 1 to 3 tblspns olive oil (less/more to taste)
- Topping – You could add feta, any types of seeds or nuts would work, any thing to add a little more texture and protein.
Cook which ever grain you are using via your prefer method. Cool. Peel and grate the carrot & beetroot. Finely chop the mint, parsley, and red onion. Mix together.
Make the dressing by mixing the lemon juice, 2 tblspn of oil, and salt. Taste and adjust by adding more juice, oil, salt or ever a little sugar depending on the acidity of the lemons.
Dress the salad and add the toppings and the salad is ready to eat.
Looks delicious! I’ve got fresh beets in the garden and everything else needed to whip up a batch, including some black rice. I love it that the beets don’t have to be cooked. Nice to see you back Liz, I’ve missed you! Still making your Eggplant Masala, it’s become a favorite around here.
The salad looks wonderful. I still have beets from the garden in the fridge (they keep forever) so this looks like a tasty way to get them out of the way.
I hope you enjoy it – I am a raw beetroot salad fan.
Thanks. Looks delicious.
Looks delicious! I am growing some beetroot at the moment so when they are ready I might try this salad I think.
Looks very delicious and healthy, I love it! I am personally not a big fan of beetroot, but it’s so healthy and full of vitamins that I just can’t pass it. And I want my daughter to eat it, so I have no choice but to eat it myself.