Friday, 2 January 2009

Apple, Beet & Walnut Salad #2

A simple but refreshing salad. I do like anise with beets I must say, and it goes with the apples perfectly well too. At this time of year, the lettuce will need to be hydroponic. If you are not serving the salad immediately, it is best to toss the apple pieces with a bit of lemon juice before putting them on the salad.

1 hour 15 minutes - 15 minutes prep time
4 servings

Apple Beet and Walnut Salad
Make the Dressing:
2 tablespoons walnut oil
2 tablespoons apple cider or juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
a pinch ea salt & pepper
1/4 teaspoon anise seed, ground

Grind the anise seeds, and whisk or shake together all the dressing ingredients.

Assemble the Salad:
2 medium beets, cooked
2 medium tart apples
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 small head Boston or other leaf lettuce

Wash but do not trim the beets. Boil them until tender and remove them to cold water. When they are cool, peel them and cut them into 1 cm cubes or small slices.

Core and chop the apples. Wash, dry, and tear up the lettuce. Arrange it on plates or in a salad bowl with the apples, beets and nuts over it. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

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