Beetroot & Daikon salad with honey Balsamic dressing.

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Presently I find myself mad for Beetroot! I love their intense color & earthy flavor. I love getting the red dye all over my hands.It is one of those vegetables people either love passionately (like me !)or dislike just as passionately. It has healing properties to strengthen the heart so that makes sense.

Today I made this very simple salad of roasted beetroot,daikon & a sprinkle of mint. The daikon ( you know, the long white Japanese variety of radish) gives a fresh crispness to the soft texture of the roasted beets. I love roasting my veges as it brings out the sweet natural flavor. As a variation you could simply grate the beetroot raw …also delicious.

Ingredients:    serves 4

4 medium sized fresh beets

1 daikon radish                                                             

1 bunch of fresh mint

1/2 lemon

1 Tbsp creme of Balsamic

2 tsp honey or Agave syrup

3 Tbsp Olive oil

salt

Freshly ground black pepper.

You will need to roast the beets 2 hours before you want to serve the salad.

Wash & cut the end of the beets & wrap them individually in tinfoil. Roast for 1 hour at 190 degrees. I don`t use too big beets as they take longer to roast.

The beets are done when you can easily pierce the centre with a knife & they are soft.

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When the beets are cooked open the foil so they can cool.

Whisk together the Balsamic, honey, olive oil & salt & pepper.

When the beets are cool enough to handle peel them and slice them into thin rounds. Lay them out on your serving bowl & coat with the dressing.

Squeeze lemon juice over the beets & then add the peeled & sliced daikon.

Sprinkle with mint leaves. Done!

So my first post, see, I told you a could get over excited about a vegetable ! Beetroot!

Guten appetit!

Ling.

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Comments
2 Responses to “Beetroot & Daikon salad with honey Balsamic dressing.”
  1. tildejosefin says:

    Oh how wonderful that i have another great food blog to follow!
    Hugs and kisses
    Tilde

  2. Sabrina says:

    Lingy!!! I love that you have a blog! It’ll be super fun to make your recipes as you post. xoxxoox, s

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