In The Mix – Beetroot, Pomegranate and Pistachio Salad

I must be the only Thermomix owner that has never done the Beetroot salad, or had it presented at a demo.  It just never tickled my fancy.  My memories of Beetroot are all centred around camping.  It was always canned, made the sandwiches soggy and stained the tupperware containers.  But last week, when we got our Family Fruit & Vege box delivered, it included some fresh beetroot.  I looked at it……..wondered if it would make the vege stock red, and didn’t really think I was going to have a use for it.  That was until I sat down with my copy of In the Mix: Great Thermomix Recipes by Dani Valent. 

Page 77 has a Beetroot, Pomegranate & Pistachio Salad, and as fate would have it, Pomegranates were on sale at Coles this week as well.  I can take a hint, so figured that the world was trying to tell me to go ahead, and try it!  And that is what I did!  The book is new to market, so I don’ think I should include the recipe just yet (maybe I can update later?), but I wanted to tell you about some of the fabulous recipes and my experience with them.

My beetroot and pistachios had a real woody flavour, but it was beautifully offset by the freshness of the mint, dill and parsley.  The pomegranate provided a welcome surprise and the little pops of juice were a real sensation in my mouth, and with a slight hint of rosewater, the dish just came together well. 

Give this one a try for your next dinner party or BBQ and surprise your guests with a new salad, which also is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, and can help lower blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular problems.  You can find out more about the health benefits of Beetroot here

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6 Responses to “In The Mix – Beetroot, Pomegranate and Pistachio Salad”

  1. October 20, 2011 at 6:51 am #


  2. Jacqui Good
    October 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Wow that looks sensational – gotta try that one! I’d never come across roasted beetroot until I came to Oz 12 years ago. I love it with a roast! I cut it into chuncks, drizzle with olive oil, salt and fresh rosemary and then bake in a med hot oven till slightly carmelised – sensational!! Cook more than you need and keep to mix through a pasta.Not a TM recipes but there is space for the other cooking methods in our lives!! Thanks again,Jacqui

  3. October 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    That looks delicious! I’ve just got the book and so keen to try some of the recipes. This looks like a must!!

  4. Narelle
    December 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Ahhh YES! This salad looks fantastic, very Christmassy – would be great as my contribution to Christmas day lunch. My Mum has some home grown beets for me too.
    I have only just received my Thermomix and have only got the EDC book as yet so if anyone wouldn’t mind sharing it would be much appreciated!

  5. Margaret Mapstone
    June 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    How the hell do I get the recipe? Or where do I get the recipe. MM

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