Beetroot and chickpea salad

May 8, 2017 | Food & drinks, Life | 8 comments

Hello lovelies,

Today I am in a mood for a salad. For those like me who love beetroot this is an easy, healthy and filling recipe for a lazy summer lunch. This also makes a perfect office lunch, that you don’t need to heat.

Beetroot is so good for you, full of antioxydants, folic acid, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and carbohydrates. It makes the perfect filling base for a salad, and let’s be honest, it’s much more fun than potatoes (pigmented pee is still a funny thing for me).

I add the chickpeas and feta cheese as a protein, carrots as the crunchy element,  and olive oil as a healthy fat to make a balanced meal.

Ingredients

 

  • Betroot
  • Boiled chickpeas (or canned)
  • Feta cheese
  • Grated carrots
  • Cilantro

Dressing

  • Salt and pepper
  • Half an orange
  • white vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Mustard

 

Method

 

Boil the beetroot, let it cool and cut it into cubes… for the rest I am not going to show you how make a salad.

If you want a nice Instagram worthy plate though, toss the beetroot first so it won’t stain the rest of the ingredients. Add the carrots, chickpeas, feta cheese and cilantro at the end, than pour the dressing.

For the dressing I don’t have the measurements, I just make sure to mix it well until it becomes a little bit creamy. Orange and beetroot is a very good marriage.

xo xo Dalal

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8 Comments

  1. C. Gibson

    Simple and easy to follow recipe, I’ve never tried beetroot before, but the photos make it look really good.

  2. Caitlin

    Sounds so bright and perfect for summer!

  3. Helen Vella

    So healthy and so easy to make, I love beetroot and it is so good for you too.

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