January 1st. was my 30th birthday! Yay!…And what a way to celebrate such a milestone than to watch movies all day and eating lazy-style healthy food?. LOL. For the special occasion I did nothing “special” except I prepared one of my favorite salads, Roasted Beets salad. Extremely easy, delicious and nutritious.
Not sure if you know, beets and cumin go extremely well together and that is why this humble salad is made with fragrant cumin-parsley combo. The combo is the bomb. Don’t let the humble ingredients fool you and try it for yourself.
ROASTED BEETS SALAD
400 grs Beets, roasted.
100 grs white onions, julienne
1 Tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
1-1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chopped Parsley, for garnish
To roast your beets, wrap each one in aluminium foil (cut them in half if they are too big) and roast for about an hour at 200°C (about 400°F) or until they are cooked through. Let cool down in the oven a bit, peel and dice.
Sautee the onions in a frying pan with the olive oil until they are translucent, add the cumin and cook for 1 minute until the cumin is fragrant. Add the beets, salt and pepper to taste (I usually add just a pinch since the beets are already very flavorful), mix everything thoroughly. Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped parsley.
You can eat the salad warm or cold.
If you ever want this even easier get your hand on some store-bought boiled beets (not the canned ones, yuck). They will be delicious either way!
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Until next time!