Beetroot salad with soft cheese and Raspberry vinegar dressing

2016-02-04
Beet salad
  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 2m
  • Ready In : 10m

‘It’s a great idea to have a bowlful of salad with every meal, but if you don’t make the salad interesting, eating salad becomes a chore rather than something to look forward to!’ 

The Sengupta Philosophy

So as you can imagine, being salad lovers, we are always trying to create something with interesting flavours.

The other day, there was no time to cook. So out came the freezer stash-  a quick fix oven baked meal of  Garlic bread and Scampi. To supplement this, my husband decided to make a salad with the beetroot I had just bought and he inaugurated the Raspberry Vinegar that we had bought in the Taste of London exhibition.

Beet salad

The salad had such a lovely combination of flavours heightened even further by the superb Raspberry vinegar and I felt so satisfied after eating it , that I actually did not feel like reaching out for the Garlic bread or the Scampi. Not something that would happen very often.

So I urge you my friends, do make a special salad every day. And if you can, certainly try this.

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I used my lovely new OXO Nut cracker for the walnuts. I saw them at my local greengrocer and couldn’t resist buying them!

Ingredients

  • Beetroot, cooked- 3
  • Walnuts, chopped- 3-4 tbsp
  • Raspberry vinegar- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Good quality Olive oil- 1 tbsp
  • Crunchy lettuce- 1/2 cup
  • Soft cheese or feta cheese

Method

Step 1

Cook and chop beetroots. I used ready cooked beetroots as a shortcut.

Step 2

Roast and roughly chop the walnuts.

Step 3

Wash, dry and roughly chop the lettuce. Do not put too much lettuce as this might overwhelm the dish.

Step 4

Put all vegetables in a large bowl. Add in the vinegar and seasonings . Mix well. Set aside to let the flavours mingle for about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add walnuts and serve.

Note: I used a lovely soft cheese from the Blackwood Cheese company, but you could you any soft cheese or Feta cheese.

I would highly recommend investing in some great Vinegars which I discovered at the Taste of London. The collection contains

  • Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • English Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  • English Sweet Raspberry Vinegar
  • White Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

They are very unusual and unlike anything you would have ever tasted!

Here’s the link to get them for yourself!

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