Beet and Blanched Veggie Salad with Avocado and Black Sesame Seeds
Sunday, September 14, 2014
No one should ever have to sacrifice a good meal to get somewhere on time. I'm not saying it's not one of our daily first world travesties, I'm just saying it shouldn't happen and we need to put a stop to it.
I'm well aware you can stop by any fast food joint and grab something that will hit the spot. Let's be real, fast food may be icky for you but it most certainly doesn't taste that way.
Like they say, 'you are what you eat' and I don't really want to be icky and stodgy, I want to be colourful, healthy and quick! Things are getting a little cheesy, but hopefully I'm getting my point across.
So if you have 5 minutes (you'd wait in that fast food line for 5 minutes and you know it) stand your ground and make this happen. It's insanely quick and good for you. Beets are an amazing detoxifier, so you can flush out all the junk you've waited in lines for in the past.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 PACK PRE-COOKED BEETS
1 RIPE AVOCADO
1/2 CUP FROZEN OR FRESH PEAS
1 HANDFUL GREEN BEANS
1/2 CUP RED WINE VINEGAR
SEA SALT AND PEPPER
1 TSP BLACK SESAME SEEDS
Boil a pot of water about three quarters filled to the top. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water. When the water is boiling, add the peas and green beans. Drain and drop into cold water after 1-2 minutes. Drain again.
Whilst the beans and peas cook, peel and slice the avocado.
Drain the beets and rinse them. Cut them into half inch pieces and place into a bowl. Cover the beets with the vinegar, leaving 2 teaspoons behind for the end.
Avoiding the majority of the liquid and vinegar, place the beets on a plate. Top with the peas, green beans and sliced avocado. Drizzle it all with a tablespoon of olive oil, the leftover vinegar, sea salt and pepper and the black (white will work well too) sesame seeds.