Are you heading to a barbecue and have been asked to take something? You can always opt for easy, quick and low-maintenance salad. Raw beetroot is on high rotate at present and the fennel is abundant. This makes a great base for a summer dinner at home - just add your favourite protein and enjoy.
2 medium Beetroot, peeled
1 bunchAsparagus, tough ends snapped off
1 large bunch Fresh mint, finely chopped
½ cup Walnut pieces, or chopped walnuts
50g Blue cheese, crumbled
3 Tbsp Pomegranate molasses
2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 squeeze Lemon juice
1 pinchSea salt + add to shopping list
Mix all the dressing ingredients together and set aside. You can also buy pomegranate balsamic reduction, I used Divinity brand from Matakana.
Grate the beetroot using a food processor grating disc or a manual grater. Set aside in a bowl.
Slice the asparagus into fine slices on a diagonal using the slicing disc, a mandolin, or a knife and a steady hand. Add to the beetroot.
Add the mint, walnuts and blue cheese. Drizzle over the dressing and gently toss to combine.