Simple Beetroot & Apple Salad
A simple raw salad that can be easily made in 10 minutes. Fresh, crunchy and lemony – this salad can be enjoyed as a side, on toast or mixed with rice or any other grain.
- 2 beetroots preferably raw, and peeled
- 1 apple
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- olive oil
- salt and black pepper
- 1/2 lemon juice
- crumbled feta cheese optional
Peel and grate the beetroots with a cheese grater or food processor.
Slice the apple into thin sticks.
Rinse the fresh spinach under water and chop roughly into thin slices.
Mix all2 ingredients, add a little olive oil, salt, black pepper, lemon juice. Sprinkle sunflower seeds and optional crumbled feta cheese. Enjoy!
Ah, my love for salads just keeps on growing!
Truth is, I was never a huge fan. It took me years to get what the fuzz was all about. I can even remember the first salad I ever came to like: Chicken, mustard and honey salad, topped with raisins. My mom introduced me to it – it was fantastic!
The salad I bring to you today is simple and straightforward, and you can take this as a blueprint to make many other salad combinations:
Sweet, crunchy and I’m not one to judge vegetables by their looks but… What a gorgeous colour, let’s be honest. Nature is a wonderful thing, really – although I sometimes wonder why it didn’t make us a little more exciting? Beetroot-coloured skin, golden-coloured hair and deep green eyes would’ve certainly made for a more exciting human species (in looks, of course – we have enough drama with our wars, power struggles and pandemic crisis).
Options – You could grate carrots, courgettes or parsnips, or chop bell peppers or tomatoes; they all taste good when eaten raw.
A wonderful, polyvalent fruit. Crunchy fresh sweet and juicy when raw, it’s it makes for a salad-friendly ingredient. Sour apples can be so tasty in a salad, but sweet ones to. If using the former, add a little honey to your dressing or sprinkle a few raisins on top.
Options – Orange, grapefruit and pear (Winter), or strawberries, cherries and peach (Summer) are also good fruit options you can add to your salads.
Not all salads are made green, but they do work out well, why lie. Many people cook their spinach, which is also very tasty. Eating it raw is my favourite way to enjoy it: it has a mild flavour and a nice bite to it.
Options – Swiss chard, white, green or red cabbage, or any lettuce variety that is available to you where you live can work well.
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