January 4, 2013

Baked beet salad with citrus and cottage cheese

Being addicted to beetroot, I couldn't make a better choice then to restart blogging with a beet salad in the new year. After the holidays with its tempting treats and meals it is time to eat something light and healthy. Enjoying the citrus season, I prepared a baked beetroot salad with lovely pink grapefruit and juicy Sicilian oranges topped with some cottage cheese and lemon thyme.

for the salad:
2 medium beetroots

2 oranges
2 pink grapefruits

100 g cottage cheese

lemon thyme
2 cloves garlic (or as desired)
olive oil

freshly ground pepper

for the dressing:
juice of the leftover citrus
4-5 tablespoons rapeseed oil
1 teaspoon honey
lemon thyme
freshly ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Peel beetroot, slice and place them onto a baking paper covered sheet together with sliced garlic. Season with salt, pepper, sprinkle with oil and lemon thyme. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cut the top and the bottom of the orange and grapefruit, then cut away the peel and cut out the fruit segments. Press out the leftovers and set the juice aside. Mix the juice with the rest of the ingredients and dress the baked beets. Serve it with the citrus segments, cottage cheese and some additional lemon thyme.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful salad and great combination!

Love this series of pictures (awesome props).

Best wishes for 2013!



chriesi said...

Thanks a lot Rosa!
For you also the best wishes for the new year!

lamiacucina said...

Hübsch, muss ich auch machen. Ein ähnliches Rezept mit Blutorangen war eben in der Saisonküche. Nur wars dort weniger schön fotografiert.

chriesi said...

Mit Blutorangen habe ich es auch schon kombiniert, und sogar mit Himbeeren, auch ein Versuch wert! Danke! :)

Sarah Nix said...

Looking forward to citrus flooding the produce market! This salad looks divine.

Anonymous said...

Simple healthy salad to start the day! said...

Oh that just looks delicious!!

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