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Friday, February 2, 2018

Beetroot, Leek as well as Walnut Salad


I create tend to consume to a greater extent than soups than salads during the mutual frigidity months, but this is a substantial as well as nourishing wintertime salad non to move missed as well as I encounter no argue why it shouldn't seem on menus all twelvemonth round. Robust as well as earthy beets are gently tossed amongst a tangy as well as nutty vinaigrette that is balanced as well as enhanced past times closed to sweetness from the presence of tamarind as well as a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds. The contrast of flavors as well as textures inward this dish brand for i fine dining sense as well as your guests volition never gauge merely how tardily it is to pose together. Simplicity is oft the almost gourmet characteristic of the meal.


This is adapted from JerusalemI past times Yotam Ottalenghi. Ottolenghi is a truthful genius as well as master copy inward the kitchen, as well as the freshness as well as graceful simplicity that are a signature of his creations brand for closed to of the almost creative as well as pleasing additions that oft adorn my table. This book, as well as his other releases, are a must convey for aspiring as well as accomplished cooks alike, as well as they create hold off thus beautiful on the shelf as well as the java tabular array for that matter.

IBeetroot, Leek as well as Walnut Salad
Recipe past times
Adapted from Jerusalem: H5N1 CookbookI
Published on January 22, 2013

Sweet as well as earthy roasted beets tossed amongst leeks as well as walnuts inward a tangy tamarind vinaigrette

IPrint this recipe

  • 4 medium beets, trimmed
  • 4 medium leeks, trimmed as well as cutting into 4-inch pieces
  • 1 loving cup arugula leaves
  • 1/4 loving cup fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 loving cup pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp or paste
  • 1 loving cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 loving cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar or 1 teaspoon regular balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea tabular array salt as well as fresh cracked dark pepper to taste
  • Begin past times roasting the beets. Preheat an oven to 425°. Scrub the beets, twine inward foil, as well as roast for 45 to 69 minutes or until they are fork tender. Set aside to cool.

  • Once the beets are cool, pare as well as cutting into bite-sized wedges. Transfer to a bowl.

  • To prepare the leeks, house inward a medium saucepan amongst plenty salted H2O to cover. Bring to a boil, cut back the estrus to medium-low, as well as simmer for 10 minutes or until the leeks are merely tender. Drain as well as rinse amongst mutual frigidity water, as well as then cutting into smaller pieces as well as transfer to closed to other bowl.

  • Meanwhile, soak a tablespoon of tamarind pulp or glue inward 1/4 loving cup of hot H2O for twenty minutes. Strain, reserving the liquid.

  • To brand the dressing, combine the walnuts, garlic, chili flakes, vinegars, oils, two to three tablespoons of the reserved tamarind water. as well as tabular array salt as well as pepper to taste. Let stand upwards at room temperature to combine the flavors.

  • Gently toss the beets amongst one-half of the dressing as well as the leeks amongst the remaining dressing.

  • To serve, house closed to of the arugula onto serving plates, move on amongst a few beets, followed past times to a greater extent than arugula as well as closed to leeks, as well as and then a few to a greater extent than beets as well as closed to to a greater extent than leeks. Scatter the fresh parsley or cilantro over move on as well as garnish amongst pomegranate seeds for an extra exceptional outburst of fresh flavor.

Makes 4 to vi servings


More beet recipes from :
Shredded Beet as well as Dill, Coconut Salad
Lentil Pomegranate Stew amongst Beets as well as Spinach
Haloumi, Beetroot as well as Greens Dressed amongst Tahini as well as Lemon
Roasted Beetroot amongst Toasted Walnuts as well as a Yogurt Dressing

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