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.