Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nutty Beet Salad


Ever since FIC-pink/rose has been announced by Priya, so many bloggers have posted recipes with beet as a main ingredient. I thought I should also join them :). Here is a mouthwatering recipe that I found in my latest recipe book with slight modifications of my own.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cooked beet (grated)
1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 apple (I used gala)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 large handfuls of mixed salad greens
2 tbsp pecan halves (toasted)

Dressing:

2 tbsp non-fat yogurt
2 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 garlic clove (chopped)
2 tsp fresh dill (chopped)
salt and pepper as needed

Method:
  • Put the beet in a non-metallic dish and sprinkle with vinegar. Cover with a plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  • To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Core and slice the apple. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  • Remove beet from the refrigerator and drizzle dressing over it. Add the apples and mix gently to coat with the dressing.
  • To serve, arrange a handful of salad greens on each plate and top with a large spoonful of the apple and beet mixture.
  • Sprinkle the toasted nuts over the salad and serve immediately.
I would like to send this salad over to Priya's FIC-pink/rose (Food in Color) Event which was started by SunshineMom.

Enjoy!!!

11 comments:

homecooked said...

Wow...lovely entry. The salad does look fantastic!

Trupti said...

Salad looks delicious Chandani

Gopi Shah said...

Salad looks tasty and pink!!! Well one coincidence, I also cooked something with beet today...will post it soon!!

Happy cook said...

Beautiful colour, it sure is pink and yummy.

Madhumathi said...

This salad looks yummy and healthy..lovely color and its a great idea :)

Madhavi said...

Lovely color and salad looks yummm!!!

Yasmeen said...

WOW this is got to be one of the healthiest salad I've known,yummy!

Purva Desai said...

This is one iron and protein packed bowl which is rich in fibre

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. a different salad.. looks pretty in pink.

Divya Vikram said...

Healthy looking salad! Love the addition of beets. And congrats on all ur awards. First time here. Great blog!

Preeti Kashyap said...

wow....i love the pic salad and orange cookies...colorful!