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  • Seasonal local food recipe No.213 – Jamie’s crunchy raw beetroot salad with feta and pear

    Posted on January 26th, 2014 Janet No comments

    It has to be said I’m not a great fan of beetroot but this recipe has become a staple in our household.  It is from Jamie Oliver’s book Cook with Jamie.

    Serves 4

    Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
    No cooking!

    4 beetroots, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks
    3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into matchsticks
    lemon oil dressing – the juice of half a lemon mixed with 5 tbs olive oil, seasoned and well shaken
    salt and pepper
    200g feta cheese
    a small bunch of fresh mint, smallest leaves picked
    optional: a large handful of sunflower seeds

    Dress the beetroot and pear matchsticks in a little of the lemon oil dressing and season with some salt and pepper.  Taste to check the flavours are balanced and lovely, and add a little more lemon juice to check the sweetness of the pears and beetroots if you need to.

    Divide the salad between four plates or put it on a big platter, crumble over the creamy white feta, and sprinkle with the baby mint leaves and the sunflower seeds if using them.

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