Sunday, December 1, 2013

Beet tomato salad

Beet tomato salad with a cilantro vinaigrette dressing 

When you know you want things healthy with a twist you must take ideas and create your own and so that is what i exactly did. With a bit of inspiration and a little bit of experience here is a healthy salad option. Some people might not like the raw taste of beetroot. In that case steam them a little bit and immediately place them in ice-cold water so that they retain their colour. The vinaigrette cilantro dressing gives it a fantastic twist  Pair it with spicy grilled chicken or some grilled fish.

Its a very simply affair (Seves 1)

1 beet
2 to 3 tomatoes medium size
2.5 tsp cilantro leaves, finely chopped


Vinaigrette made with
2 parts balsamic vinegar
3 parts Extra virgin olive oil
1 part freshly squeezed orange juice
Salt and pepper

Shake everything well in a little bottle . if you like your vinaigrette to be thick then add a bit of extra oil and shake if you like it extra tangy then do not add any more oil. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and add the cilantro. The fresh sharpness of cilantro leaves and the tangy flavours makes it a delightful salad. You can assemble the salad from before but never use the dressing from before because it would make the dish watery. Puritans say one should serve the dressings separately in a dressing bowl for diners to use as per taste. I follow the same.

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