For this German beet salad recipe, you need to use small beets for the very best result. Beet salad is very healthy and seeing as it will keep in the fridge make up a large batch. My children love German Rote Rueben Salat, try it out on your family too!
You will need:
2-3 1bs beetroots
3 cups of water
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole clove
2 sugar lumps
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
3 tablespoons oil
Clean the beetroots using a vegetable brush. Put the beets in cold water in a potato steamer, bring to the boil and then simmer for about an hour. Will take about 15 minutes or so in a pressure cooker.
Peel and slice the beets.
Bring the water, wine vinegar, cinnamon, clove, sugar and salt to a boil in a saucepan for 10 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon stick and clove and then pour the hot liquid over the beet slices. Leave to stand for about an hour.
Add the finely chopped onion and caraway seeds and when the salad has cooled completely add the oil and then mix together well.
6-8 small beetroots
good quality virgin olive oil
squeeze of lemon juice
salt and pepper
Wash the beetroots, steam them until tender. Carefully peel and then grate them into a large bowl. Carefully add balsamic vinegar and olive oil to taste. It is up to you how much you use, just keep tasting until it is to your liking. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, crumble a little feta cheese over the top of the beetroot salad.
Did you know that beetroot contains lots of important vitamins such as A, B6, C and not forgetting folic acid. It also contains potassium, iron and magnesium as well. So not a vegetable to be sniffed at and definitely one to have on your menu every week.
Just 3 baby beetroots equal one of your five a day. I never realised how good beetroot was until I researched it and now I make sure I eat it regularly. Luckily I have a farm shop nearby so I can buy my little red beauties fresh, none of that jar stuff anymore.
Research has also shown that beetroot can help reduce blood pressure and minimise risks of strokes. More reasons why you should eat this healthy beet. In fact to find more positive news on beetroot, I urge you to research it yourself, you'll be astounded.
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