Ingredients

For beet’balls
800g soaked chickpeas
500g beetroot
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp roasted flax seeds
10g garlic
1 tsp chopped mint
1tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

For the rainbow carrots

100g rainbow carrots
1 tbsp harissa paste
Zest of half a lemon
1 tbsp lemon Juice
20g cannelini Beans
20g soybeans
20g haricot Beans
10g slow roasted tomatoes
10g red quinoa

To serve
40g red chicory
6 pea shoots
1 pinch chilli threads
3 leaves purple basil

Introduction

Pink beetroot ‘beetballs’ are the star of the show in this dish. Our salad is packed with flavour, colour and is 100% plant-based, proving how delicious a plate full of veggies can be.

Method

Add all beet’ball ingredients to a food processor and blitz until you have a rough paste. Roll the mix into 40g balls. Place the beet’balls on to a lightly oiled tray. Place the tray into a pre-heated oven at 200C. Remove from the oven and place to one side.

Place the rainbow carrots on a lightly oiled tray in a preheated oven at 200C for 25-30 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the oven and place to one side to cool. Once cooled slice the carrots on a 45 degree angle in 1cm thick slices. Add the harissa paste, lemon zest and juice together to a mixing bowl and mix well to create the dressing. Add the carrots, beans, tomatoes and red quinoa to the bowl.

Cut the stem off the chicory and separate the leaves, wash the leaves them place on some kitchen paper to dry. Place the chicory leaves into a salad bowl tips pointing outwards. Add the dressed carrot and bean mix on top of the chicory to fill the bowl. Tear two beetballs in half and place on top of the salad. Top with pea shoots, dried chilli threads & torn purple basil then serve.

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