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Beetroot, carrot, orange & walnut salad

A beautiful nutrient-dense salad packed full of skin + body + brain-loving beetroot, carrot & walnuts. Free of refined sugars & absolutely divine on the palate. With...
Beetroot, carrot, orange and walnut salad

A beautiful nutrient-dense salad packed full of skin + body + brain-loving beetroot, carrot & walnuts. Free of refined sugars & absolutely divine on the palate. With its vibrant presence, it's the perfect side to accompany any festive gathering.

Ingredients

3 beetroots roughly 500g, cleaned & grated

2 carrots, peeled & grated

1 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated

½ cup walnuts, toasted & chopped

¼ cup sunflower seeds, toasted

¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 

Handful each of flat leaf parsley & mint, finely chopped

Dressing

Juice of half an orange

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp balsamic

2 tsp apple syrup or honey

Salt & pepper to taste

 

Methode

In a large bowl combine all salad ingredients, mix & set aside. In a jar add all dressing ingredients & shake to combine, pour over the prepared salad, toss to combine. Taste & adjust seasoning if needed. 

This salad is best made & served on the day any leftover salad will keep refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Serves 4

 

Notes:

Beetroot will stain hands a little, so if that is a bother for you wear gloves when handling & grating the beetroot.

I prefer to make this salad with Chantal organics apple syrup as it imparts a tangy sweetness to the dish & lowers the sugar content compared with honey but both work well. You can find this product at most supermarkets & health stores (this recipe is in no way affiliated with Chantal Organics this is just a palate & personal preference ingredient recommendation). 

Toasting nuts & seeds

In a small dry pan over high heat toast seeds & nuts, it's best to toast the nuts separately from the seeds as they take longer & you want to avoid burnt bits, shimmy them around the pan until they are golden, or you start to hear popping. Remove from heat & let cool before adding to the salad.

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