Salads don’t need to be boring, limp and tasteless! You can put anything you want into a salad, and this one I love as it has some of my favourite things in it. I made this for a party not too long ago and it was really popular. I’ve been using my training for the Cork half marathon as an excuse to indulge in carb heavy dishes, but after a few weeks of hamming it up with pasta dishes, toasties, risottos and home made pizzas I think it’s time to get back into the swing of fitting in a few salads a week!
This is a really delicious salad though, and you definitely don’t feel cheated of an indulgent meal! The beetroot and cranberries add some lovely colour, the Camembert cheese adds a lovely silky soft texture and taste, and the walnuts give a nice little bite.
This literally takes 5 minutes to prepare, all that’s involved is a little chopping and tossing and it’s done. This makes a lovely lunch or a side dish for a party.
4 cooked beetroots (You can buy them in all supermarkets cooked and vacuum packed)
1 wheel of Camembert cheese
1 large handful of walnuts
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1 large bag of salad leaves (dark leaves such as spinach and rocket work best, avoid iceberg lettuce)
Salt and Pepper
1. Chop the beetroot into bite sized chunks, let any excess water from the beetroot drain away.
2. Chop up the Camembert into small chunks.
3. Mix together the beetroot, salad leaves, walnuts, cranberries and Camembert into a bowl and loosen it with a little olive oil.
4. Sprinkle a little remaining walnut and cranberry on top and season lightly with salt and pepper. Done!