Butternut Beetroot Salad :-)

Butternut Beetroot Salad :-)

Butternut Beetroot Salad

I’ve been trying to cut back on the carbs recently and I’ve been making loads of stuff with the veggie alternatives to pasta, noodles etc. So I’ve developed this Butternut Beetroot Salad and it’s super tasty!! 

They have lots such as the likes of,  Squoodles, Courgetti etc they have some very funny shapes 

All a bit odd to me, but nevertheless I think they can be used and utilised really well when you are trying to cut back on the carbohydrates.

I do this from time to time as I seem to lose the ‘bloat’ which is always a good thing. But I miss carbs – so anything that remotely feels like carbs is good as far as I’m concerned 

I’m such a carbs girl, so limiting them occasionally is good for me. 

Warm Beetroot Salad 

So with this in mind  I developed  a warm (ish) salad type dish.

With butternut squash noodles,  beetroot and feta – yum!

I love beetroot and feta as a combination.

There is something about beetroot with feta. I’m not sure why it works so well. But it just does

Maybe it’s the saltiness of the Feta combined with the sweet earth beetroot? Then when you chuck in butternut squash, well it just makes it

Beetroot and Goats cheese is also something I love, so you could try that if you prefer!

Mix that with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, lemon juice and olive oil and you have a winner! 

And how pretty do those pomegranate seed look next to the pumpkin seeds, like little jewels 🙂

Lovely low carb salad  here we go! Do they call it Keto? 

Have a go and let me know

 

butternut beet salad

Spiralizers for making your courgetti / squoodles 

I’ve been looking around at ‘spiralizers’ and here’s one I can recommend,  from Joseph Joseph and it’s simple and amazing

I’ll do a live video when I get a chance.

What I do like about making my own courgetti or squoodles is that it’s dryer and fresher than the shop bought courgetti! :

Look at the picture – no soggy here: 

Courgetti with Bacon, Pine-nuts & Peas

 


 

 

Let me know if you’ve found any good ‘spiralizers’

Drop me a comment below, I do so love to have your comments.

If you like this recipe you’ll also probably like my Courgetti with Chicken and pesto

Lovely low carb salad  here we go! Do they call it Keto? 

Have a go and let me know

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Thanks

Big Love Clare x

 

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butternut beet salad

Butternut Beetroot Salad

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 420kcal
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A colourful nutritious salad of butternut squash, beetroot and Feta!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Butternut Squash Noodles spiralised Butternut squash - I bought mine for a £1 in M&S and also in Tesco's
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • Salt & Black pepper
  • 4 Beets - small I steamed my own but the chilled ones would be fine
  • 50 g ish Feta Cheese - crumbled
  • Hand full of pumpkin seeds 1/2 Pomegranate - seeds
  • Lemon juice
  • A drizzle of olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large frying pan add a very small 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • Once hot add your butternut squash noodles - stir fry for 2-3 minutes
  • At the last moment add your spinach - you just want it to wilt
  • Season with a touch of salt and plenty of black pepper
  • Tip the butternut squash & spinach on your plate
  • Construct now - with beets (halved), Crumbled Feta, Pomegranate seeds and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds
  • Finally finish with a drizzle of Olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Beetroot Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
420
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
22
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
423
mg
18
%
Potassium
 
1990
mg
57
%
Carbohydrates
 
62
g
21
%
Fiber
 
13
g
54
%
Sugar
 
21
g
23
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
Vitamin A
 
40025
IU
801
%
Vitamin C
 
87
mg
105
%
Calcium
 
336
mg
34
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. ANGELA@ WWW.MARATHONSANDMOTIVATION.COM

    I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH & BEETS, SO I CAN’T WAIT TO GIVE THIS RECIPE A TRY!!

    1. Thanks for your comment – it is Very good 🙂 Cx

  2. Corina @ SearchingforSpice.com

    This looks really tasty and as I recently got a spiralizer, it’s something I could do.

    1. OO let me know how you get on and if you like it ….. I cannot decide if to buy a siralizer or not …… you can buy it for £1 already done? I guess it depends on how often i would use it Cx Thanks for your comments

  3. That looks so fresh and delicious! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. No problem Vicki – I’ll be there every week 🙂 x

  4. Petra / Be Healthy Now

    That’s a really interesting salad, love the recipe and definitely want to make it in the future. #recipeoftheweek

    1. Thanks Petra – wanted as many colours and flavours as possible and it turned out very nicely! Thanks for your comment Cx

  5. Could this be eaten cold the next day?

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