It is rare for me to spend time preparing a salad when I'm already spending time cooking 3-4 other items for a meal. It is very easy for someone like my mom to serve a salad along with an already elaborate meal. And looking at how she makes salad-making pretty easy (here is my mom's amazing Strawberry and Mango Salad recipe), here's another salad that she makes, that I like, that is so simple, that I want to share: Beetroot and Peanut Salad
Beetroot and Peanut Salad Recipe
My Mom's recipe
2 cups beetroot, julienne
¾ cup roasted peanuts, crushed
1-2 tsp lemon juice, to taste (I like it tangy)
1 tsp green chilies, finely chopped, or to taste
2-3 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp roasted cumin seed powder
¾ tsp salt, or to taste
Okay folks, this probably is the easiest, simplest, and shortest recipe instruction I have ever posted on my blog --
How to make Beetroot and Peanut Salad:
In a bowl add ALL the ingredients. Mix well, taste, adjust, and serve. DONE! DONEEEE!!!!!
See? Making salads does not have to be elaborate. And does not even need 10+ ingredients like my previous Colorful Mixed Salad post (inspired from the salads served at the Apple campus in Cupertino) does.
Let me know if you make it and if you like it, or if you make a variation of this. Or tell me what your favorite super easy salad recipe is. These days with twins I barely get time to eat, let alone make salads -- so if you've got something that can really be put together in a jiffy -- tell me!
Did you roast the beetroot? Is the beetroot cooked or raw? If not cooked, isn't it too hard to eat?
The beetroot is neither boiled nor cooked. It was thinly sliced using knife but you can use a food processor if it grates/juliennes well. When mixed with salt, lemon juice, and other ingredients, the woody taste of beetroot kinda tones down. It's not hard to eat at all...it's good and crunchy to eat. But then again - raw beets may be an acquired taste :)
Hope you'll like the salad...give it a try!
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