Roasted Red Salad

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September 27, 2018
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September 27, 2018
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Roasted Red Salad

 

 

This salad makes a most attractive addition to our table. It is set to become a firm favourite, as it can be made a day ahead: the flavours are enhanced by this advance preparation.
Serves 6 – 8

4 raw beetroot, peeled and cut in halves, then into wedges, *parboiled 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into cubes
4 carrots, peeled and cut into julienne strips
2 red onions, peeled and cut in halves, and then into wedges

2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut into slivers 125 ml olive oil
60 ml balsamic vinegar

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

15 ml brown sugar
25 ml sweet chilli sauce
5 ml mustard powder
100 g feta or goat’s cheese, crumbled
100 g fresh figs, cut into quarters (optional) 25 ml fresh coriander leaves

  1. Place beetroot, red peppers, carrots, onions, and garlic into an oven roasting pan. Pour olive oil over and toss vegetables until well coated.
  2. Bake: for 25 – 30 minutes until vegetables are just tender and golden brown.
  3. Combination/Solar Dom: 200°C +70% microwave energy for 15 – 20 minutes until vegetables are just

    tender and golden brown.

  4. Cool slightly. Mix together balsamic vinegar, sugar, sweet chilli sauce and mustard powder; pour over the warm vegetables. Mix gently together.
  5. Place vegetables onto a serving platter; top with feta cheese, fresh figs (if using) and coriander leaves.

Tips:

  • *Microwave beetroot wedges on 100% power for 8 – 10 minutes first. This cuts down dramatically on the roasting time. The same procedure may be used for the carrots.
  • 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.
  • Do bear in mind that olive oil is high in calories, so use moderately.
  • Store olive oil in a cool, dark place: sunlight and heat can destroy certain properties in the oil.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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