CSL updates a classic salad, with textural elements, and some surprises that are sure to please
RED AND YELLOW BEETS
Packed with vitamins, including Vitamin A,
Thiamine, potassium and B5. Yellow beets are produced in small scale for consumption. Vary the size and shape, red beets are cut into rounds while yellow beets are diced.
To add a spicy edge to the salad, and a shock of white: ribbons of daikon (Japanese radish). Marinate in champagne vinegar and thyme for extra flavour.
VINAIGRETTE: Skip the heavy balsamic vinegar of the classic. Instead, pair this salad with a sweet-tart dressing- one part agave nectar or honey, with one part apple cider or white wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
Small leaves of mixed lettuce (arugula, red leaf, escarole and romaine) add a touch of bitterness.
These toasted pine nuts are another crunchy element. Pecans are also a great alternative.
RYE BREAD TRIANGLES
Toast the bread for extra texture and tang.
A creamy, tangy Greek feta crumbled instead of the traditional thick sliced goat cheese, lends sharpness to the dish.
This recipe first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.