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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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Ingredients

The quantities are up to you really – no hard or fast rules – this is what I did:

  • 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)
  • 50g ish Feta Cheese – crumbled
  • Hand full of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 Pomegranate – seeds
  • Lemon juice
  • A drizzle of olive oil

 

Preparation Method

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

 

 

 

Comments

ANGELA@ WWW.MARATHONSANDMOTIVATION.COM says:
I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH & BEETS, SO I CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE THIS RECIPE A TRY!!
    Clare x says:
    Thanks for your comment - it is Very good :-) Cx
Corina @ SearchingforSpice.com says:
This looks really tasty and as I recently got a spiralizer, it's something I could do.
    Clare x says:
    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
Honest mum says:
That looks so fresh and delicious! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays
    Clare x says:
    No problem Vicki - I'll be there every week :-) x
Petra / Be Healthy Now says:
That's a really interesting salad, love the recipe and definitely want to make it in the future. #recipeoftheweek
    Clare x says:
    Thanks Petra - wanted as many colours and flavours as possible and it turned out very nicely! Thanks for your comment Cx
Paula J says:
Could this be eaten cold the next day?
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