Friday, 6 April 2012

Honeyed Beetroot and Blood Orange Salad


Some pretty life changing stuff is happening in the Bread and Milk and Blackberries household at the moment. I hope to be able to tell you all about it soon.

It's already kept me away from this little space for too long.

Spring is in the air for many of us, but there is still time to grab the last of the winter citrus and make a beautiful salad.




Honeyed Beetroot and Blood Orange Salad

Serves 2

4 or 5 small beetroots
4 blood oranges
A sprig of fresh rosemary
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of salt

First roast the beetroot until they are tender. I usually leave them in tact wrap each one in foil, and bake at 200°C for about an hour (or up to 2 hours if they are large), or until they are soft when tested with a skewer.

Allow the beets to cool while you prepare the oranges.

You have a choice here - you can be all fancy and carefully cut the peel and pith away from the outside of the oranges and then slice them into rounds, or you can just peel them and split them into segments. Reserve half an orange so that use can use the juice for the dressing.

Unwrap and peel the beetroot. The skin should come off very easily - but you might need an apron!

Slice the beets into segments, or into rounds if you prefer.

Remove the rosemary leaves from the stem and finely chop them. Place the chopped rosemary into a glass or small bowl and whisk in the honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt.

Arrange the oranges and beetroot on a serving plate and pour the dressing over them.

Enjoy!




24 comments:

  1. Love beetroot! This plate of salad is so appetising and I can tell they are tasty too!

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  2. Looks so refreshing and delicious!

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  3. Looks very nice! My kind of treats! Happy easter!

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  4. What a delicious salad, and of course now I'm intrigued! Looking forward to your forthcoming posts!

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  5. Awesome salad, the colors are just amazing! Have a great Easter weekend!

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  6. I am loving this salad! Beets are one of my favorite things and I love that you have paired them with citrus! The rosemary is a nice addition!

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  7. That salad looks amazing. I bet the beets with the orange is a great combo! I am diggin' that addition of balsamic and honey too! Hope all is well with you!

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  8. Ooh what amazing flavors together! The colors are so enticing too!

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  9. Looks great, and looking forward to more posts and updates!

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  10. This salad looks so refreshing! The deep dark color of the beets is so alluring!

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  11. This sounds so delicious and fresh, wonderful colours too!

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  12. Dear Ruth, This sounds fresh and delicious with the added touch of fresh rosemary. I love the blood oranges. Blessings and thank you for the visit. Catherine xo

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  13. What a delicious salad ... great colors! Just what we need after a brown and blah winter! Aas for your potential news ... what a tease! Look forward to your letting the cat from the bag! Happy Spring!

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  14. This is a combo I am not familiar with,k but one I sure want to try now. So appealing to the eyes too.

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  15. Your salad looks so pretty and I bet is delicious too. I hope the life changing events are good ones.

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  16. The colors of the salad are really gorgeous. And the flavors sound like they would complement each other nicely! What a beautiful dish!

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  17. gorgeous gorgeous colours! I love beetroot in cooking just because they make my food look so much more beautiful(: plus, they're really yummy, plus healthy, of course.

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  18. I love the colours of this, can't get enough of beetroot!

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  19. Hi Ruth, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  20. Fantastic salad, the colours are stunning and Summery - I love the combination of fruits and beetroot here, lovely :)

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  21. This is a beautiful salad! I love beets and would never have paired them with oranges
    Great post..

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