Romania Insider Cooking: Dracula's Beetroot Salad
Romanian graphic designer and cookbook author Florin Muresan shares an easy recipe, full of color, that will help us get the vitamins we need for winter.
Ingredients for Dracula's Beetroot Salad
- serves four -
400 g. beetroot
100 g. feta cheese
40 g. roasted walnuts
50 g. rocket salad
1/2 lemon zest
1/2 lemon juice
1 tbsp vinegar
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper
1/2 bunch chopped parsley
1 tbsp of ground horseradish
How to prepare:
Peel the beets then boil in a large pot filled with water. Add 1 tbsp salt.
When tender, drain the water and dice the beets into 1inch / 2.5 cm pieces.
Zest half a lemon rind.
Place the beets in a large bowl and add the lemon juice and zest, the vinegar, and a good glug of oil.
Cut the cheese into smaller pieces than the beet cubes; and add them to the bowl, together with the chopped parsley and
the ground horseradish.
Mix in the washed rocket.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the roasted, crushed walnuts.
(photos by Florin Muresan)
Florin Muresan is a Romanian graphic designer passionate about cooking. As a ceramist, he loves proportions, colors, textures, and shapes and is, at the same time, attached to his home - Transylvania. The result of his passions is the volume "Transylvania Cookbook" where he recorded 100 dear recipes of his childhood. The first book in English with UK/US metrics of the genre.
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