Recipe: Beetroot Asparagus Salad

I’m so excited that it is finally asparagus season again here in Australia, so much so I’ve been pretty much eating it in every form I can think of – tarts, risotto, salads – you name it! This beetroot asparagus salad is the most recent addition to my asparagus repertoire and it’s my new favourite! Super quick and easy to whip up, it’s the perfect Spring salad!

Beetroot Asparagus Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

You can roast your own beetroot, or use pre-roasted if you can find a good quality option to save yourself some time (and mess!). Now, over to the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 250g asparagus
  • 500g roasted beetroot
  • 100g rocket
  • Bunch of watercress
  • 1/3 cup dill
  • 125g goats cheese
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Steps

  1. Remove any woody ends of the asparagus then chop in half and cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, until bright green. Drain and rinse under cold water and set aside
  2. Slice the beetroot and combine with the rocket in a serving dish then add the asparagus
  3. Roughly chop the watercress and dill and add to the beetroot and asparagus, then sprinkle with the goats cheese and lemon zest
  4. Combine the lemon juice, crushed garlic and olive oil and pour over the salad when ready to serve
  5. Enjoy!

Beetroot Asparagus Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

This salad is a delicious mix of zesty, fresh and salty – it’s so much more than the sum of its parts! It makes the perfect light lunch or side at dinner and when it’s ready this quickly how could you possibly go wrong! Plus, goats cheese makes everything extra-tasty in my books!

I wish the asparagus season lasted longer so I could eat this beetroot asparagus salad all the way through summer!

Beetroot Asparagus Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

What’s your favourite way to eat asparagus? Maybe this beetroot asparagus salad will hit the mark!

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6 Comments on Recipe: Beetroot Asparagus Salad

  1. merilyn
    October 5, 2015 at 7:39 am (4 years ago)

    always healthy and delicious! … thankyou liz!
    i’m just about living on salads!
    btw I noticed you were drinking coopers beer!
    I don’t drink wine anymore as it has too many side affects for my body to tolerate!
    but sometimes I like a beer in the summer!
    a healthy one maybe stout too! what i’m getting at is, i’d like to see a post on it please if possible … no pressure! have a good one hun! love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

      I’ll see what I can do Merilyn! xx

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  2. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    October 8, 2015 at 7:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I actually saw fresh beetroot this morning while I was picking up some veggies at the shops and was trying to think what I could do with it. I’ll have to go back and grab some, and the asparagus!!

    As guest co-host I’d like to say a big thanks for linking up to #FabulousFoodieFridays this week
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm (4 years ago)

      Good timing! I’ll have to do some more beetroot recipes in the future I think!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 23, 2015 at 10:35 am (4 years ago)

      Isn’t fresh asparagus so delicious! I wish it had a longer season so I can enjoy it for longer!

      Reply

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