EATING WELL MADE EASY // GoodFood
Recently my life has been one hectic haze, but thanks to Goodfood I was still able to make fresh meals that were delicious and healthy.
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Anyways, this was an extremely simple recipe that I prepared within an hour and it lasted almost a whole week!
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PS. Beets - especially Golden Beets - are my favourite!! So I hope you enjoy this just as much as I do!
Now about the Recipe:
Serves 2 | 630 kcal per serving | Time: 40 min
2 Yellow Beets
60 g Arugula
1 Granny Smith Apple
90 g Freekeh
30 ml Red Wine Vinegar
24 g (or a handful) Walnut
60 g Goat Cheese
1) Cook the Freekeh - Heat medium pot of salted water to boiling on high heat. Once boiling, add freekeh & cook (22 to 26 minutes or until tender). Drain thoroughly and transfer to a large bowl - set aside. Rinse and wipe out the pot. Set aside to cook the fennel later.
2) Chop chop chop - Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on high. Peel the beets and slice crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds. Pick off and reserve some of the fennel fronds. Halve and thinly slice the fennel stems and bulb. Core and small dice the apple - toss with a splash of vinegar. Peel & mince the shallot to get 2 tbsp; combine the minced shallot and remaining vinegar.
3) Beet time - Add the beets to the large pot of boiling water. Cook (18 to 20 min - or until tender when piecing with a fork). Drain thoroughly and transfer to a large bowl. Add the shallot-vinegar mixture to the bowl of beets - drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Season with S&P to taste.
4) Fun Fennel - While beets cook, in the same pot used to cook the freekeh, heat and drizzle olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced fennel to the hot pot. Cook, stirring occasionally (5 to 7 minutes - or until tender and slightly browned). Season with S&P. Transfer to the bowl of cooked freekeh.
5) Finish it off - Add marinated beets, apple, walnuts and arugula to the bowl of freekeh & fennel. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to thoroughly combine. Season with S&P to taste. For plating, divide the finished salad between your dishes. Garnish with the fennel fronds and goat cheese (crumble before adding).
** Recipe courtesy of Goodfood, Images by me**