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.