110.grape beetroot salad

July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

sweet and tangy

Colours play such  an important role in determining the quality of a dish presented to your guests or family. I love my salads to appear colourful. A boiled beetroot and a handful of grapes left in the fridge, turned into a delightful salad. You can use your choice of dressing for the salad… french, mayonnaise, thousand island etc. I prepared mine with my famous simple oil and lemon dressing. Mix the grapes, or use one colour. I have not used a sweetener for the dressing as both the beetroot and grapes are sweet.


2 Servings

1 cup green salad leaves or baby spinach
1 medium beetroot
2 tbsps crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsps chopped chives or spring onions
12 grapes
8 walnuts, chopped into big pieces

Dressing :
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp lemon juice
1 tsp coarse pepper powder
¼ tsp salt

  • Peel and boil the beetroot. Let it cool and cut into thick slices.Half or quarter the slices.
  • Tear the salad leaves into smaller pieces.
  • Cut the grapes into half.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the salad.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together.
  • Pour it over the salad just before serving.


Tips :

  • Mix the salad and leave in the fridge to cool if serving on a hot day.
  • Instead of feta cheese can use goat cheese or paneer as its difficult to get feta in India. Just marinate the paneer pieces in the dressing.


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