Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Beetroot, avocado and Bok choy salad


I gave this Beetroot, avocado and bok choy salad a go because Food on Friday this week is about beets or beetroot, as we call them.

I think I could have assembled it more stylishly but the taste was ok.  I did have to pre-cook both the bok choy and the beetroot.

Next time I would probably used canned baby beets because the roasting took forever – and didn't taste any better to me.

To prepare the bok choy I just took the leaf part – keeping the stems to use in a stir fry.  I then wilted them in boiling water for less than a minute and then refreshed them in a bowl of cold water.  After draining them I spread them out on kitchen paper to dry.  (I think baby spinach would work well as well)

I roasted the beetroot wrapped in tinfoil with a little olive oil.

Once the beetroot was cooked and cool enough to handle I cubed it up – getting my hands stained in the process.  Note to self – wear disposable gloves next time.

I plated it up by putting a layer of bok choy then cubes of beetroot and avocado (also cubed and with some lemon juice)

A splash of extra virgin olive oil and some salt and pepper and it was good to go.

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  1. This looks interesting, not ingredients I would think to combine but glad to know they went well together!

  2. Good Afternoon Carole, I would not have thought to add avocado with beetroot, but I have some beetroot and avocado, so I will give this salad a try.
    It's always fun to find a new recipe.
    Best Wishes to you.

  3. Love it I have never had this combination. Thanks so much for sharing your salad with us on foodie friday.

  4. Carole, this is a great salad, can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This is one colorful salad, Carole. I love avocado and have only recently started using it in salads. I wish I could learn to like beets--they liven up a dish with their color. Thank you for linking this week. We've been out of town and I'm behind. Will have the new party up tonight.


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