Beetroot, Carrot & Tomato Salad

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If you ask me what represents Christmas, I would say food (from foie gras to seafood), champagne, wine, and presents. So much food I had during Christmas that I did eat light after. I thought my body needed a break. I had light meal such as soup, quick stir-fry, and salad.

I do think that we need to have detox diets from time to time as there is incremental level of pollution in the environment that we live in. It doesn’t help when the lifestyle nowadays is very stressful that makes our body very vulnerable. Eventually, the accumulation of toxins in our body weaken our immune system. Apart from drinking lots of water and exercise frequently, we have to make sure that we eat enough fruits and vegetables to help detoxify our body.

When I realised that this month’s In The Bag event is called ‘Detox Special’, I said to myself that I would make an effort to participate. In The Bag food event is run monthly by A Slice of Cherry Pie and Real Epicurean.

With the specified ingredients, it came straight to my mind that I could make a real good salad with them. It is a quick (no cooking involved), delicious and healthy meal which suits me just right. Happy Detoxing!

Beetroot, Carrot & Tomato Salad

Yield: 2 persons

Ingredients:

2 beetroot, sliced
1 carrot, shredded
2 tomato, sliced
1-2 sprigs curly parsley, chopped
60ml extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp grain mustard
2 tbsp honey
salt and pepper

Method:

1. Arrange the beetroot and tomatoes on individual plates. Top with shredded carrot and sprinkle some curly parsley.

2.To make the salad dressing, put the olive oil, lemon juice, grain mustard, and honey in a jam pot. Put the lid on and give it a good shake. After that season with salt and pepper. You can make more of this dressing and keep it in the fridge for about 1 week. Drizzle the dressing on the salad before serving.