Today, we are diving into the vibrant world of fresh, wholesome ingredients with a recipe that is not just a feast for your taste buds but also a burst of colour on your plate. The beetroot and carrot slaw with citrus dressing is a celebration of simple yet delicious combinations that elevate the humble beetroot and carrot to a whole new level. Join me on this culinary journey, where we’ll explore the art of crafting a slaw that’s not just a side dish but a star.
2 medium beetroots, peeled and grated
2 large carrots, peeled and grated
1 orange, zest, and juice
1 lemon, zest, and juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (coriander) for garnish (optional)
1. Start by grating the beetroots and carrots. You can use a box grater or a food processor with a grating attachment. Place the grated vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and honey. This will be your citrus dressing.
3. Pour the citrus dressing over the grated beetroots and carrots in the mixing bowl. Toss to coat the vegetables evenly.
4. Season the slaw with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
5. Let the slaw sit for about 15–20 minutes to allow the flavours to melt together. This will also slightly soften the vegetables.
6. Just before serving, garnish the slaw with chopped fresh cilantro if desired.
7. Serve your beetroot and carrot slaw with citrus dressing as a side dish or a refreshing salad. Enjoy! Feel free to adjust the ingredients and proportions to suit your taste. This slaw is a vibrant and healthy addition to any meal, any day, any time.
As we wrap up the culinary adventure, I hope you’ve enjoyed the delightful symphony of flavours and textures that this beetroot and carrot slaw with citrus dressing brings to the table. From the earthy notes of beetroots and carrots to the zesty dance of citrus in the dressing, every bite is a celebration of freshness and health. Remember, this recipe is your canvas; feel free to tweak the ingredients and proportions to match your taste preferences. So, the next time you are craving a side dish that is as visually appealing as it is palate-pleasing, give this slaw a try.