216. beetroot mango feta salad
odd combinations….delightful taste
When I got back from the market on Tuesday, Rachel my maid was helping me to sort out the veggies and fruits. She found some beetroot in the basket and just sighed and said in kiswahili that this lady loves beetroot, she buys it every week. I find adding beetroot to salads a great idea and my hubby and I both love them. For the salad recipe given below, I added boiled beetroot to mango and to offset the sweetness from both, I added feta cheese. Colourful and appetizing.
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BEETROOT MANGO FETA SALAD
for 2 to 3
1 cup peeled, cooked and diced beetroot
1 cup peeled and diced mango
½ cup crumbled or cubed feta cheese
2 cups of mixed green salad leaves or lettuce
10 to 12 mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey (optional)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp coarse pepper powder
¼ tsp grated fresh ginger
½ tsp orange zest (grated orange rind)
- Layer the green leaves all over the serving bowl.
- Add mango, beetroot and feta.
- Top it with mint leaves.
- Whisk all the ingredients of the dressing together.
- Pour over the salad just before serving.
- Tear the leaves into bite size if they are too big.
- Add baby spinach if you want.
- Use fresh ginger, as it sort of adds an extra zing to the salad.
- Since the beetroot and mango are sweet, I didn’t add any honey.
- Use paneer instead of feta cheese. Just add an extra tsp of lemon juice to the dressing.
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