Beetroot, Chickpea and Fetta Salad

Ingredients (4 serves)

  • 1 bunch baby beetroot
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 120g baby English spinach leaves
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 100g Danish fetta

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash beetroot and trim stems and roots, reserving any small beetroot leaves.
  2. Wrap beets in a large sheet of foil and bake for ~30 – 35 minutes, or until the largest beetroot is tender when tested with a fork.
  3. Combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic in a small screw-top jar. Shake to combine. Leave to stand for at least 15 minutes. Remove and discard garlic.
  4. Carefully unwrap beetroot. Leave until cool enough to handle. Cut into quarters, or halves for the smaller ones.
  5. Combine spinach leaves, chickpeas and onion in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine. Divide between serving plates, top with beetroot, then crumble fetta over the top. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.

This is a really versatile salad and goes well with all protein options – Suggestions include: Seasoned Moroccan or Cajun chicken breast, baked fish, Atlantic salmon or lamb cutlets.

Beetroot, Chickpea and Fetta Salad

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