Beetroot is one of the few vegetables that retains the bulk of its beneficial properties even after prolonged heat treatment. People who care about their health, treat her with respect and willingly prepare dishes in which she plays a major role. These dishes include beet salad with prunes and walnuts. In this snack, three ingredients, each of which is extremely useful in itself. As a result, the dish helps to improve digestion, prevent the occurrence of beriberi, improve the condition of the cardiovascular system, and the efficiency of the brain. It is useful at any age, and among the recipes of this snack there are options for every taste.
It takes a lot of time to cook beet salad with prunes and walnuts, but only due to the need for long-term boiling of the main ingredient. The cook himself at this time can do other things. It does not take much time and effort to grind the ingredients and assemble the salad. Lack of culinary experience will not be a problem either. Knowing a few moments will solve the problem with the best results.
- The table beet is presented by a set of grades, the versions which are specially cultivated for preparation of salads are the most tasty and useful. They can be recognized by their small size and bright saturated color.
- While cooking the beets in the pan, a part of its juice and, accordingly, of the beneficial substances goes into the broth. To save all the benefits of vegetables allow roasting.
- A microwave will help bring beets to readiness in the shortest possible time.
- Before putting the beets in the salad, it must be cooled, otherwise the snack will quickly deteriorate.
- Prunes will taste better if they are pre-steamed, holding them over steam or in hot water for 10-15 minutes.
- It is recommended to season a salad shortly before serving it to the table.
- Do not put too much sauce in the salad: it will prevent the snack from keeping its beautiful shape, which you will give to it, and will increase the energy value of the dish.
- If you do not want to eat garlic, which is almost always part of the beet salad with prunes and walnuts, grate a salad bowl, and do not add to the appetizer itself.
Knowing the listed subtleties, you yourself can come up with a recipe for beet salad based on existing ones or use a proven option, having a guaranteed good result.
Simple recipe for beet salad with prunes and walnuts
- beets - 0, 3 kg;
- pitted prunes - 70 g;
- walnut kernels - 50 g;
- mayonnaise or sour cream - 60-80 ml;
- garlic - 1 clove;
- salt - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Wash the beets, boil or bake until tender. When it cools, peel and grate.
- Pour the prunes with hot water, after 10 minutes, drain the water, dry the dried fruits with a napkin, cut into small strips.
- Walnut kernels dry slightly in a dry frying pan. Finely chop with a knife or chop with a blender until coarse.
- Crush garlic with a hand press, mix with salt and mayonnaise. If you decide to replace the mayonnaise with sour cream, add a pinch of black pepper.
- Fold the chopped products in a bowl, add the sauce, mix well.
Before putting the salad on a dish, put it in the refrigerator for half an hour, then it will be easier to give it the desired shape.
Salad “Mistress” of beets with prunes and walnuts
- beets - 0, 2 kg;
- carrots - 0, 2 kg;
- pitted prunes - 60 g;
- walnut kernels - 60 g;
- garlic - 3 cloves;
- hard cheese - 150 g;
- salt, mayonnaise - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Peel the boiled and cooled beets, chop them on a coarse grater.
- Finely chop the nuts with a knife, add to the beets.
- Put some mayonnaise on it, season with salt and mix.
- Peel raw carrots. Crush like beets.
- Use thin strips to cut steamed prunes.
- Place carrots and prunes in a separate plate, season with mayonnaise.
- Grind grated cheese.
- Crush garlic with a special press.
- In a separate container, combine the cheese with garlic, season with mayonnaise.
- Place a mold or stencil in the center of the dish.
- Arrange carrots with prunes, flatten with a spoon.
- Put cheese in the next layer.
- The top layer is beetroot.
Remove the form and put the salad in the fridge. After a couple of hours, when the food is better soaked with sauce, it will become even tastier. Some cooks prefer not to lay out products in layers, but to mix them and serve a snack in a salad bowl. It will not affect her taste.
Vitamin salad of beets, prunes, apples and walnuts
- beets - 120 g;
- apple - 0, 2 kg;
- pitted prunes - 50 g;
- raisins - 25 g;
- walnuts - 50 g;
- sour cream - 50 ml.
Method of preparation:
- Boil the beets, cool, peel, and grate.
- Peel the apple, cut the core. Pulp chop on a grater, put to the beets.
- Cut the prunes into pieces the size of a raisin.
- Put raisins and prune pieces to carrots and apples.
- Finely chop the nuts, put them to the other ingredients.
- Fill with sour cream, mix.
If you want the salad to be even sweeter, add a spoonful of honey melted to a liquid state.
How to decorate a salad
A good housewife seeks not only to cook a tasty snack, but also beautifully serve her to the table. There are several options for decorating beet salad with prunes and walnuts, which are available even to those who do not have much culinary experience.
- The special form with a press will allow to give the accurate cylindrical form to salad. Cylindrical and figured devices of various sizes are on sale, but they are unreasonably expensive. You can replace them with a tin can by cutting the bottom out of it.
- If you have no form, then you can put the salad on a dish in a heap, placing green salad leaves under it.
- The top of the salad can be decorated with walnut kernels, whole or crushed, dried fruits, a sprig of greens, and a mint leaf.
- Nuts and prunes can be spread on a platter around the salad, it also looks beautiful.
To decorate a snack, you can use a sauce that was refilled with a snack, having applied any patterns or curved border to it using a cooking syringe. The contrast of red and white is always beautiful.
Beet salad with prunes and walnuts is an appetizer that is not only nourishing and tasty, but also healthy. The presence of several recipes of dishes allows you to choose options for taste and mood.