Beetroot Chocolate Salad
Beetroot and chocolate makes a delicious pairing for cake so I thought a savoury version would be worth experimenting with. I made this as a side dish to Spanish chorizo and lentil stew for my mum and dad's 39th anniversary. Result - this super simply, yummy semi-sweet salad with a fiery kick. Even my dad was back for thirds!
3 beetroots, boiled until softened
1 plum, sliced very thinly
1/2" fresh ginger, finely diced
1 tsp sweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp water
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Cube the cooked beetroot while still warm and slice the plums.
Beat the cider vinegar with the cocoa powder and cayenne, then add the water to thin down slightly. Add salt to taste, then stir through the fresh ginger.