Sometimes all you want is a salad that is full of contrasting flavours yet still tastes fresh. Well, this one seems to fit that criteria perfectly.
This salad was a tasty companion to the kale, zucchini and goat cheese tart I made for a picnic recently.
I marinated the onion in the lemon zest and juice for a few minutes to take the sharpness out of the onion and prevent it from becoming overpowering in the salad.
When the seeds and nuts are toasted I find they have a more intense flavour and are crunchier which really works well with this salad.
I use coconut yoghurt on anything and everything as I think it lends any dish that flavour you didn’t even know was missing. I find that this dressing actually makes the salad.
This is a great salad to enjoy on its own, or with a slice of kale, zucchini and goat cheese tart.
Store in a sealed container to up to 3 days in the fridge (keep the salad and dressing separate).
Beetroot, mint and goji salad
- 3 beetroots, peeled and sliced
- 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
- 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
- 1/2 cup fresh mint, washed and chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh coriander, washed and chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, washed and chopped
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 2 TBSP pumpkin seeds/pepitas
- 2 TBSP slivered almonds
- 2 TBSP pine nuts
- 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, washed and chopped
- 1 TBSP cumin
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place beetroot on a lined tray and bake for 20 minutes.
- Place pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds and pine nuts on another baking tray and toast for 5 minutes, or until golden.
- Place onion and lemon zest and juice in a large bowl for 5 minutes.
- Mix the dressing of coconut yoghurt, 1 TBSP mint and 1 TBSP cumin together. Set aside.
- Add mint, coriander and parsley to onion and lemon bowl. Toss to combine.
- Add cooked beetroot, toasted nuts and quinoa. Toss well.
- Sprinkle in goji berries. Serve with dressing and enjoy!
Have you ever tried coconut yoghurt before? If yes, what do you use it for?