Roasted Beetroot, Carrot & Red Pepper Salad

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Roasted Beetroot, Carrot & Red Pepper Salad

 

 

This recipe is an old favourite made ‘bang up-to-date’ with beetroot, carrots, red peppers and onions, roasted with some balsamic vinegar or glaze, and sweet chilli sauce added, to lift the flavours sky high.
It is colourful and dramatic; can be made the day before you need it, and it is relatively cheap on the purse. Serves 6 – 8

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4 beetroot, peeled, cut in half and then into wedges
2 red peppers, seeded and cut into cubes
4 carrots, peeled and cut into julienne strips
2 red onions, peeled, cut in half and then into wedges 2 cloves garlic, peeled, and cut into slivers

125 ml olive oil
4 sprigs rosemary

60 ml balsamic vinegar or 40 ml balsamic glaze
15 ml brown sugar
25 ml sweet chilli sauce

5 ml mustard powder
100 g feta or goat’s cheese, crumbled 4 – 6 sprigs fresh rosemary

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180oC fan/ Gas mark 6.

  1. Place beetroot, red peppers, carrots, onions and garlic into an oven roasting pan.
    Pour over olive oil, and toss vegetables until well coated. Add 4 rosemary sprigs to vegetables.
  2. Bake: for 35– 40 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
    Combination/Solar Dom: 200°C +70% microwave energy for 15 – 20 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
  3. Cool slightly. Remove rosemary sprigs. Mix together balsamic vinegar or glaze, sugar, sweet chilli sauce and mustard powder, and pour over the warm vegetables. Mix gently together.
  4. Place vegetables into a serving dish, top with feta cheese and fresh rosemary sprigs.

Tips:

• Use ready-cooked beetroot to save on the preparation time. Roast as above.
• Use ready-prepared carrot julienne strips.
• A creamy salad dressing also works well with this salad, in place of the balsamic vinegar mixture.

• Did you know that olive oil is considered a healthy fat? The oleic acid found in olive oil is a monounsaturated fatty acid which stabilizes leptin in the body; and, together with polyunsaturated fats, forms part of a healthy diet.

• Do bear in mind that olive oil is high in calories, so use moderately.
• Store olive oil in a cool, dark place because sunlight and heat can destroy certain properties of the oil.

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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