Beetroot and Carrot Salad

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This is my recipie for very simple but sensational salad. Everytime I make this people ask for the recipie. If like me, you have lots of beetroot from your garden at this time of year this is one for you.

The Science: Beetroot contain non-haem iron which needs a dose of Vit C to release it so that it can be used by the body, so this is very healthy energy giving recipie too!
(I made this all the time when i was pregnant and had a very healthy, happy, full of energy pregnancy.)

    Grate about equal measures of beetroot and carrot. (one medium beetroot and 1 medium carrot. Squeeze a half a lemon.
    Pop some yellow mustard seeds in a frying pan with enough oil. (if you haven't done this before, make sure you have a lid for the pan... the mustard seeds pop like popcorn!)
    Combine the ingredients and enjoy.

Variations:
Sometimes I like to put in a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and/or a smidgen of honey.
If you don't like beetroot, just try it with grated carrots.
If you don't have yellow mustard seeds, just toast some sunflower seeds.
This salad keeps well overnight so don't worry if you have some left over.

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Beetroot and Carrot Salad

That sounds great, I do something similar all the time with just carrot and fried black mustard seeds and lemon juice. Must try the beetroot while it's still in season.

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Beetroot and Carrot Salad

hmmm sounds delicious and nice and easy to make so it's right down my lane! will definitely give it a try!

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Beetroot

Another fantastic recipe for beetroot is to just boil it and peel it. Then the magic is to eat it with fresh wild rocket, goats Cheese and a little seasoning on toast. AAAh! It's to die for! :D

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Beetroot and Carrot Salad

Niamh,

That sounds delicious and interesting. Have never cooked beetroot that way before. Would you mind if i put your recipe onto the recipe page - calling it Niamh's Popping Beetroot!!

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