Easy-to-Make Red Salad with Leeks and Beets

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11.04.2014 Posted in Lifestyle No Comments

This leek and beet Salad is a slightly unusual combination, however both vegetables are not only a source of many vitamins but Leeks and Beets Saladeare very elegant, and the white lightly greenish leeks look good next to the dark red beets. Leeks are a great source of vitamins A and B and are easy on your digestive system while beets are a source of vitamin C and belong to the group of anti-cancer foods.

Ingredients

Leeks – 600 gr

Olive oil – 4 Tbsp

Chopped parsley – 3 tsp

Black/green Olives – 100 gr

Beets (cooked) – 100 gr

Lemon juice

Salt

Pepper

Leeks

To prepare leeks cut off the root end and the green leaves, thoroughly rinse under cool running water and cut into slices 3-4 cm long

Cook leeks in salted boiling water on medium heat for 20-30 min until they are tender when pierced with a folkLeeks

Drain and Cool

Slice beets

For sauce: Mix olive oil + lemon juice + chopped parsley +salt+ pepper

Arrange leeks on a plate, pour sauce over them and decorate with beets and olives

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