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January detox continues: another avocado, beetroot and goats cheese salad!

on January 8, 2012

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This is a different salad – completely different – I promise! It may have avocado, beetroot and goats cheese in it, but that’s all that’s similar to the other salad.

I found this through foodpress, and thought it looked both simple and healthy. The original doesn’t have goat’s cheese in it but I wanted to beef it up a bit and had some goats cheese left over. I think it goes very nicely. And of course, if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant you can just leave it out.

I also didn’t have any apple juice or cider vinegar so I used white wine vinegar and more lime juice. And I used pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds because I didn’t have any of them either.

It’s very good though, lots of colour, different textures, flavours – very exciting – doesn’t feel like you’re dieting at all, when in fact it’s low GI, high in protein, high in good fats – and just about perfect for an office lunch.

Beetroot, avocado and goats cheese salad

Serves 2 (as a main)

  • 2 medium cooked beetroots, grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 green apples, cored and finely chopped (or grated)
  • handful of chopped fresh herbs (I used thyme, but parsley or coriander is also good)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 80g goats cheese, crumbled.

For the dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • salt & pepper
  • handful of sesame seeds
  • handful of pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  1. Put the grated carrot and beetroot in a bowl along with the apples and fresh herbs. Toss to mix.
  2. Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients and whisking to form an emulsion.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine.
  4. Add the avocado and goats cheese and carefully mix.
  5. Serve immediately with some nice crusty bread.
  6. Enjoy!

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