How to originally make beetroot salad without mayonnaise?
In the pre-New Year bustle, when hostesses begin to make the menu of the holiday table and the following week, many come to mind the salad of boiled beets without mayonnaise, because this product has long been considered an outcast on the tables of people leading a healthy lifestyle. What is it to cook from the queen of all vegetables?
Classic salad recipe
The easiest and most affordable salad with beets without mayonnaise is made very simply: boiled red beets are peeled and cut into small cubes. It is cut, although many people simply rub it on the grate, thereby depriving it of most of the juice, which for half an hour interacting with spices comes from cutting. As a result, the salad turns into an unattractive porridge, which hardly anyone wants to eat. Most likely, this is why there are so few lovers of beet salad without mayonnaise, because it hides any cook blemish.Sliced beetroots lightly we add, pepper it at our discretion and add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of olive or sesame oil and two cloves of crushed garlic for every 200 grams of lettuce. Stir and serve.
Salad with beets, prunes and nuts
An unusually tasty beet salad without mayonnaise can be prepared in this way: chop the beets into small cubes 0.5-0.7 mm thick, chop the walnuts to medium-sized crumbs, and cut the prunes into thin strips. Mix all the ingredients, add a pinch of salt and dressing made from a mixture of oil, vinegar and orange juice. This salad is especially appreciated by vegans and nutritionists, as it is a storehouse of health, thanks to its products.Required proportions:
- Red boiled beets - 1 medium-sized root vegetable.
- Chopped walnuts - 30 grams.
- Prunes - 8-10 pieces.
- Apple cider vinegar, fresh orange juice and olive oil - 2 tbsp each. spoons.
Pickled Beetroot Salad
You can also make beetroot salad without mayonnaise, using pickled vegetables to give the salad a spicy flavor. The composition of the marinade:
- 1 liter of boiling water;
- 2 tbsp.spoons of sugar;
- 1 tbsp. a spoonful of salt;
- 2-3 leaves of laurel;
- 0.5 tsp black pepper;
- 4 cloves of garlic, cut into 4 pieces.
All mix, boil, add 120 grams of vinegar 9% and pour boiled beets into slices. Cover with a lid and leave in the room for 12 hours, then move to the refrigerator for the same time. At 200 grams of sliced large pieces of beets, add 50 grams of fresh, chopped into wide strips of spinach and two boiled eggs, cut into 4 pieces.Gently mix the ingredients, sprinkle with half a teaspoon of light sesame, a tablespoon of red-hot cedar grains, sprinkle with a small amount of unscented vegetable oil and serve to the table. This salad is distinguished by its exquisite expressive taste and very festive appearance, it will be a worthy decoration of the festive table on New Year's Eve.
How to cook beets?
Beets for salad, we must choose red varieties, pink is not suitable: the color of the salad made from such beets will be dull and pale and absolutely not attractive. It is also recommended to take small roots with a diameter of not more than 10 centimeters, they cook quickly and are easier to cut.
The taste of beet salad without mayonnaise mainly depends on properly cooked vegetables, which should be thoroughly washed before cooking. Why do this? Beet has an inexpressive taste and in the process of heat treatment easily absorbs all the smells that are inherent in the liquid in which it is cooked. Therefore, if the roots are boiled with the remnants of litter and the land in which it was grown or stored, then, accordingly, the beet will give a taste of the earth, which has often been noticed by cooks.
Water (necessarily cold) for cooking we take so much that the beet is covered with it three fingers higher, and cook for about forty minutes. Then we take it out of boiling water and place it in ice water for 10-15 minutes - this process brings the beets to the desired condition. It is recommended after boiling water to reduce the heat - then vitamin C in the root will remain twice as much.
If you do not like the smell when cooking, you can add to the water to the beet crust from black bread, it will involve an unacceptable flavor for you.
What is the difference between beet salad with mayonnaise and without?
Almost all mayonnaise salads have a similar taste, thanks to this product,which not only hides the inaccuracy of cutting products, but also turns the appearance of the salad into a monotonous mass, and the taste of individual ingredients should be tried to be distinguished. Therefore, salads without mayonnaise are more revered by gourmets. In them, the entire bouquet of ingredients is perfectly disclosed, and each ingredient and spice can be easily identified during the tasting process.
It is useful to mention the calorie content of salads: a dish with mayonnaise is thirty percent more caloric than its dietary counterpart, and this is a significant indicator for people watching their diet.