FESTIVE BEETROOT, CLEMENTINE AND TOASTED SEEDS SALAD


While writing this post, I’m sitting with my leg resting on a chair and encased in plaster, having had a small accident on Christmas day (why!?!)  which will keep me like this for a few weeks. I was planning on posting this recipe yesterday, but better late than never! It’s a delicious salad which you can prepare as a main course if you want to eat light after your Christmas dinners or as a side dish. It’s so good, just wait till you try it…



FESTIVE BEETROOT, CLEMENTINE AND TOASTED SEEDS SALAD

|Serves 2-3 |

  For the dressing

  • 5 tbsp clementine juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 3 medium beetroots
  • 2 medium clementines
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 20 grams fresh coriander leaves
  • 25 grams fresh mint leaves
  • 25 grams raw sesame seeds
  • 15 grams raw pumpkin seeds


STEP BY STEP

  • Put water to boil in a saucepan. Peel the beetroots, then top and tail them. Boil them for 6 to 8 minutes, so they are slightly more tender than raw.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing in a bowl mixing the ingredients with a teaspoon.
  • When you take the beetroots out of the saucepan, place them in cold (better, iced) water to stop the cooking process and to keep their vibrant colour and crunchy texture.
  • Peel the clementines (or satsumas), separate the segments and, with a bit of patience, peel them too.
  • Slice the avocado, discard the seed and cut the pulp into cubes or slices.
  • Now chop the fresh coriander and mint leaves. In a dry frying pan, toast the pumpkin and sesame seeds over a low heat for a minute until golden.
  • Cut the beetroot in very thin slices or strips, as you prefer, then place them in a salad bowl with the clementine (satsuma) segments, the avocado, mint and coriander, the sesame and pumpkin seeds, then pour the dressing over, toss and serve.

I hope you’ve spent a fun few days surrounded by your loved ones, I sure have made the most of them :). Now it’s time for rest and repose since I can’t get to my studio to take photos to share with you here in Let It Be Cosy, but I’m going to make good use of this pause to study, read a lot and listen to a many podcasts, which I’ve been meaning to do for the longest time! 


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