Salads combine the divine and healthy taste of fruits and veggies with basic ingredients. The best part is you can have one with any meal, at any time of the day.
And even more so, add and adjust extra ingredients according to the flavor you want. Sweeter? Sourer? You name it. You can get creative with these dishes, so here’s a golden beet and fennel salad recipe you cannot miss!
Grapeseed oil (½ cup)
Canola oil (2 tbsp)
Olive oil (2 tbsp)
Salt (1 tsp)
Salt (¼ tsp)
Honey (4 tsp)
Vegan cheese (1 cup, softened and crumbled)
Lemon juice (¼ cup)
Orange juice (¼ cup)
Fresh lime juice (2 tbsp)
Arugula (2 cups)
Oranges (2 peeled and medium-sized)
Golden beets (6 – unpeeled and trimmed)
Fennels (3 large-sized, without stems)
Steps needed to make golden beet and fennel salad
Step 1: Take the beets and put them on top of the foil. Top it with some grapeseed oil, be careful not to overdo it. Wrap the foil, making sure it’s tightly packed and the edges are sealed.
Step 2: For 1 to 1.5 hours, place the packet directly on the bbq grid. Use medium-intensity heat to cook until the beets are soft.
Step 3: After removing the package from the grid, open it immediately and allow the beets to cool down.
Step 4: Peel the beets and cut them into wedge-shaped pieces. Once you’re done, put them in the fridge to cool.
Step 5: Take the fennels and cut down the length of each in half. To make obtain slices, make every piece shorter by cutting it down ¼ further.
Step 6: Take a bowl and put in the fennels, along with 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt.
Step 7: Again, prepare a grill topper with medium heat. Put the bowl on top of it and keep stirring until the fennels become browner and softer. It would take approximately half an hour.
Step 8: After you remove the bowl from the grill, allow the components to cool down naturally. Don’t put them in the fridge!
Prepare the dressing
Step 9: Gather all the juices in their respective quantities. Put them in the blender along with ¼ salt and honey.
Step 10: Pour ½ cup grapeseed oil into the blender during the mixing process.
Final salad preparation
Step 11: Bring both the beets and the fennel mixture together in a bowl. Also add oranges, arugula, and vegan cheese.
Step 12: Finally, use the dressing to add the finishing touch. Then get ready to toss and serve!
What makes golden beet and fennel salad so healthy?
Golden beet: The benefits
They have antioxidants, which means you’ll have lesser inflammation and a major boost to your immune system. It also helps protect the liver, so your body can be stronger and defend long-term against life-threatening diseases.
Fennel: The benefits
Golden beet fennels are a rich source of minerals and vitamins. Here are the few certain health benefits you can expect from them:
- Healthy heart
- Maintained blood pressure
- Healthy and strengthened bones
And apart from that, your taste buds will savor the crunchiness of fennel.
Remember that these health advantages are coming only from two major ingredients. The fruits in this salad are also no less of a vitamin booster. So what are you waiting for? Prepare your golden beet and fennel salad today!