The new year comes with new year resolutions which I hope are going to make a difference in a positive direction.
For 2012 in my blog I wish to see more savoury, healthy, vegetarian and vegan recipes and reduce the number of desserts featured.
However, because desserts are a true passion for me, I'm more than happy to cook them for other people!
And to start the year on the healthy side I'd like to share this delicious salad I stumbled upon on while selecting the Christmas menu. Apparently it's traditional for Scandinavian Christmas table and the main ingredient is pickled beetroot. The original recipe is here .
A couple of years ago I would stay way away from any beetroot and would have never preferred it. But this changed now as I found a variety of delicious recipes and ways to prepare it. The best way I think is to smooth the taste of beetroot with a dollop of cream or yogurt.
The salad is great very easy, light in case you chose half-fat cream of even better a 0% fat strained yogurt instead of the cream, and simply delicious!
The quantity I used here is enough for 2:
(adapted from Food.com)
1 cup cubed pickled beetroot
3 pickled cornichons
1 green apple cubed and peeled (optional)
2 tbsp capers
1 cup half-fat cream
1 tsp mustard mayonnaise
1 tsp creamed horseradish
2-3 sprinkles of fresh dill
In a bowl mix all the ingredients. Cover with the cream, mustard mayonnaise and creamed horse radish. When serving sprinkle with fresh dill.
Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or enjoy straight away!
I hope everybody is going to have a light and healthy new year!