Moroccan betroot salad

Cool and tangy. A favourite Moroccan classic salad. Easy to make and has a delicious fresh flavour.

Serves 4 Ingredients

4 medium unpeeled beetroots (do not trim)
1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 cup small flat leaf parsley leaves
1 cup coriander leaves
3 tsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp freshly ground black peppercorns


Cook the beetroot in boiling salted water for 20 minutes or until just tender. Do not overcook. Drain and cool. Rub and peel off the skin using your finger tips and paper towel. Trim the tail and root end from the beetroot and discard. Cut beetroot in half.

Slice the beetroot and add to a serving bowl with the slice onion.

Just before serving toss the beetroot and onion with the parsley, coriander, vinegar, cumin and pepper. Serve immediately.

Do not peel or trim the beetroot before cooking.
Keeping the vegetable whole retains its colour.
When rubbing the skin from the beetroot wear gloves so you don’t stain your fingers

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