Beetroot is one of my favourite vegetables, but not the canned, vinegared variety.
Slow cooked beetroot, roasted whole or cut into chunks and drizzled with sour cream, made into warming soups or a dip with yoghurt.
So many deliicious ways with beetroot, but the Thermomix makes it easy to put together a fast, simple salad.
The basic idea is there for you to now adapt using your own flavour combinations.
Thermomix Beetroot Salad
1 large orange, peeled and roughly chopped, seeds removed
100g onions, peeled and quartered
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
500g beetroot, peeled and cut into eighths
1 MC (100ml) water
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
50ml rice wine vinegar
Place orange segments into TM bowl and chop for 20 seconds on speed 6. Remove and set aside.
Place onions into TM bowl and chop for 10 seconds on speed 5. Add oil and sauté for 5 minutes at 100°C on Speed 1.
Add beetroot to TM bowl and grate for 20 - 30 seconds on Speed 6. The pieces should be similar in size to lentils. Add sugar, water, spices, salt and reserved orange puree and cook for 30 - 40 minutes at 90°C on Speed 1 with the MC in place. The beetroot should be cooked, but not soft and mushy.
Add vinegar and blend for 10 seconds on Speed 3.