Beetroot & Walnut Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 x beetroot, fresh – leave 2cm of the stem intact (OR use canned baby beets)
  • 90g (¾ cup) walnut halves
  • ½ x tsp salt
  • 2 bunches rocket leaves
  • 100g goat's cheese or feta, crumbled
  • 60ml (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 x Tbsp red wine vinegar (or Balsamic)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 100g Protein of choice, to serve - chicken, chickpeas or tuna works well
  • Quinoa, to serve (if specified)

Method

  • If using fresh beetroot: Preheat oven to 200°C. Use a fork to prick beetroot, then wrap each one in foil. Place on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer easily goes through. Peel while beetroot is still warm and wear gloves to avoid staining your hands. Quarter each beetroot.
  • Combine the rocket and beetroot in a serving bowl.
  • Top with cheese and walnuts.
  • Combine oil and vinegar in a jug and drizzle over the salad.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add required amounts of tuna and quinoa as specified in your nutrition plan.

FODMAP adaptation:
Keep walnuts to 30g.
Use canned beetroot and keep to 1/2 cup.
Choose balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.
Keep chickpeas to 1/4 cup (if your choice of protein)
Quinoa (if specified) maximum 1 cup.

Vegetarian adaptation:
Choose chickpeas as protein source.