Monday, January 30, 2012

Crunchy Salad

I love finding new ingredients while grocery shopping.

Woolworths is now selling fresh julienned beetroot in small bags in the fresh vegetable fridge.

Beets are one of those maligned vegetables, hated by many due to their association with the bottled pickled variety. But fresh beetroot sliced thinly makes a crunchy, sweet and colourful addition to any salad.

J's Crunchy Salad
Serves two as a main salad or four as a side salad

  • 2 x 40g bags of rocket (arugula)
  • 1 bag of julienned fresh beetroot (approx. 4 small beets)
  • 240g tinned chickpeas (drained)
  • 75g raw pistachios (shelled)
  • olive oil
  • salt
Toss together, dress lightly with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Enjoy.


Stacey @ bakercourt said...

Look at those pistachios! This is gorgeous, yum. x

Kitchen Simmer said...

I love beets. :) Of course I was introduced to them as a curry. :) This salad looks so healthy and tasty. I love that your grocery store is called Woolworths. Is it in any association to the Woolworths that used to be in the USA?

Lynn said...

This salad looks FABULOUS, Juanita! I can hardly wait to try it!

Juanita said...


Juanita said...

Cool! Not many people do.

I don't think I've ever had beets in curry before, but definitely as a topping on curry.

I'm not sure about it's US association, but I know that it is comparable to the Marks and Spencer stores you get in the UK and some parts of Europe.

Juanita said...


oomph. said...

i love pistachios...never thought to add it to my salads. i usually add almonds! but i do love a great crunchy salad.