Monday, October 21, 2013

Roasted Fig and Beetroot Salad / Sweet and tangy salad / Salad Recipe


Figs / anjeer ! How long do u think it is been cultivated for the fruit?
Well history dates it as one of the oldest plant cultivated by humans for edible fig.So is it before domesticating wheat or after that what do u think??



I have been looking for fig with really bright red inside to do a lovely photo session :) but the purple beauties gave an orangish color instead and it was getting squishy too waiting for me.
I have already posted a Fig and cherry cobbler cake recipe so I wanted to try something savory this time.The hand model was ideally lazying around  the house and reluctantly posed for a few pics:))

If u are someone who likes sweet and sour dishes this bright reddish purple salad is just right for you. Roasted figs give out such a beautiful juice( u can see in the last pic) and beet is also sweet and tender providing body to the salad ,walnut and the dressing brings everything together.






You may roast the beetroot if you like if prefer cooking in pan for the fear of mess:)

Recipe adapted from here.
Serves 1-2
Ingredients:
Beetroot - 1  large cut into bite size cubes
Fig - 4- quartered
Walnut - 2 tbsp
Goat cheese - 3 tbsp chopped (I did not use it why ? completely forgot about it  : )

Dressing:
Olive oil -2 tsp
Lime juice - of 1 whole
Honey - 2 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix well

Method:
1. Cook the beet in 3/4 - 1 cup of water until all the water dries up and the pieces become tender but not mushy.Set aside and allow it to cool down.
2.Meanwhile lay the fig pieces on an aluminium foil and roast it in the preheated oven for 10- 12 minutes at 400 F until the juice begins seeping out.
3.Along with fig roast the walnuts for 5-7 minutes on a separate cookie sheet.
4.Once everything has cool down slightly, arrange the beet,fig goat cheese and walnuts in a plate or salad bowl and drizzle the dressing on top and serve warm or cold.
Goes well with spicy meats and bread.


Hope u guys liked the salad do let me know .

Meena

29 comments:

  1. Meena ;) what stunning clicks, a simple salad looks so beautiful. Total magic in your fingertips

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  2. Simple yet has all the elements I love. Making it is gonna be an issue because figs are really expensive over here and I seldom see it at the supermarket I go to.

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    1. Thank you Nava.I know Nava fig is so expensive right ! I too don't find it here often.Actually it has very little shelf life that could be the reason.

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  3. Hahaha hand model.. I like that :) lovely salad and oh all my favorite stuff in there... Hope to try it soon :)

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    1. Thank you Rekha. Do try and let me know please.:))

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  4. An entirely new combination to me and that too a salad!!! Lovely salad recipe and lovely hand model. Who is the owner of that pretty hand???

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    1. Ha Haa.. that is my daughter's hand Priya.
      Thank you so much dear.

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  5. you should have post this one month ago, where my friend gave me fresh figs from her fig tree, I just eat it as it is, now I have to wait for next season, I have to make so many dishes next year. thanks to you. its amazing clicks and salad too. I will ask her if I can get at least 4-5 ripe one. I want to eat now, not next year.

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  6. 'Hand model' Ha ha :) Great that you could persuade the reluctant model for the shoot :) And Love how the salad has turned out Meena.

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    1. He hee it takes bribing and so many promises for her to sit still :))
      Thank you Priya.

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    2. ohhhh wow .. i have never tasted riped fig.. But after looking at this salad want to try it.

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  7. beautiful clicks and the salad looks refreshing and delicious.

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  8. omg fabulous clicks and salad looks simply delicious :) wish i cud help you in finishing them :)

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  9. Simple yet delicious with all the ingredients added to it.

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  10. Meena, I love all the ingredients .. Tempting me too much book marked it

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  11. Omg, cant say how i miss fresh figs here..Am in love with that bowl of fantastic salad, seriously love that walnut touch here..

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  12. salad looks great and beautiful........healthy salad

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  13. What beautiful pictures Meena, the crisp and neatness ! Pure class !!

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  14. Your daughter did wonderful modeling, Love the roasted fig and beetroot salad, both tend to add more sweetness to dish. Very nice click Meena love it.

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  15. I would love to grab that bowl of so much goodness and yumminess in it. Lovely presentation and clicks :-)

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  16. This salad is definitely awesome.. Gorgeous clicks Meena.. Loved the colors :-)

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  17. thats really a new 1 for me, im sure il love as im a huge fan of fig..

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  18. nice cliks specially 2nd one...too cute back ground n fonts..Completely healthy n richly vitamin packed salad..who says no..BT figs r toooooo costly here n My hands moves to cashews n badams side always.:)

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  19. Love ur hand model Meena ... atleast she had the patience to hold that spoon still :) ... this is totally new and a lovely combination for a salad ... the last pic left me tempting to have it

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  20. Thank you dearies for the valuable comments.

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Thanks a bunch
Meena