Iron Man Salad (not for wimps!)- beetroot and peanut

This attractive, vibrant beetroot salad is full of flavour and texture

This super-nutritious salad contains no less than four sources of iron: peanuts, raisins, beetroot and molasses- that's what you get for leaving your husband to finish making dinner after you've both been for a 5k run... I think he had the triathlon event in mind rather than the Marvel character though! But seriously; don't be put off by all the super-healthy ingredients or the fact that the beetroot is raw; believe me, it tastes really delicious! It's also a great showcase for beetroot, our ingredient of the month for February.

This recipe made a large bowl of salad, and we think it would be 6-8 portions. There is no salt added- with all these amazing flavours there's just no need.

1 large beetroot
1 medium carrot
200g natural peanuts, lightly toasted without oil
100g lexia raisins
For the Dressing:
1 tab extra-virgin olive oil
1 tab lemon juice
1 tab black treacle (blackstrap molasses would be better, but maybe you'd need less)

  • Grate the beetroot and carrot and put into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the raisins and peanuts.
  • In a separate lidded container (such as a jar), shake the dressing ingredients together.
  • Add the dressing to rest of the salad.
Warning: Eating this will give you lots of energy and a healthy buzz- use it wisely :)

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