Sweet beets with salty feta and a crunch

Great company for a lovely piece of organic chicken

I bought a bunch of lovely fresh beets yesterday, and wanted to use them today. I came up with this side-dish, or ‘warm salad’ if you like. It was quite delicious with lots of different tastes and textures, and the best thing about it: both my kids now love beetroot 🙂

Beets, feta, chicken passion_for_limeIngredients:

  • Boilded red quinoa
  • beets, cut into chunks, baked in an oven with olive oil, salt and pepper on 180’C until tender and sweet
  • feta cheese
  • pistachios
  • lots of chopped flat-leaf parsley (I forgot to mix it in before I took this picture).

Dressing:

  • olive oil
  • good quality balsamic vinegar
  • a few drops of honey, maple- or agave sirup
  • salt and pepper

The dressing should be thick, sweet and salty.

Mix everything together and serve with chicken, or by itself as a vegetarian lunch or dinner.

Enjoy!

-Line

Mad for mango & avocado salad

Salad with mango, avocado and coriander

Today, we were having good friends over for dinner. The sun was shining and we were having a barbecue. I felt like having avocado, and I felt like having mango. I also wanted a green salad. So I decided to mix it all up. I wasn’t sure it would work, but it did! A fresh fruity filling salad. Perfect for barbecues. We had fillets of pork, but I will also try it with scampi.

passion for lime_ mango and avocado salad

  • Lots of avocados, in big chunks
  • one big mango, in big chunks
  • salad leaves (baby spinach, rucola, beet root leaves etc)
  • lots of coriander, coarsely chopped
  • lime juice
  • mango vinagre (or use a sweet white balsamico or equivalent)
  • a good extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of chili pepper or cayenne
  • Maldon salt and pepper

Barbecued fillet of pork, mango and avocado salad, potato wedges and home made aioli

passion for lime_ mango and avocado salad

passion for lime_ mango and avocado salad

This is the mango condiment I use. Bought from one of my favourite shops: Oliviers & co.

olivier mango passion for lime

Enjoy!

-Line