Friday, March 5, 2010

Roots n radicals – Beet the System, or I'm Seein Red

Here's a salad that's red. Really red.

You will need:

300g raw beetroot
100g cranberries
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 reasonable squirt of balsamic vinegar

Peel and grate your raw beetroot until the kitchen looks like a crime scene and you've dyed your hands red forever. Add to a bowl and stir in the other ingredients. Using balsamic vinegar, rather than cider vinegar, will give it a bloodier red appearance. Cool. Balsamic is also dead cheap at the moment as it was yesterday's middle class fad. Along with rocket, buy to let, downsizing to Provence, Coldplay, Estuary English, Glastonbury...