Beet Noodle Salad with Feta and Sugared Cumin Walnuts. With help from the Spiralizer.
A favourite salad of beetroot and feta cheese, jazzed up with sugared walnuts. Fun noodle shape courtesy of the Spiralizer.
A while ago I added the Spiralizer to the list of goodies available for purchase on the Goodie Corner (only for residents of Greece). I must say, I am thrilled with how well it works. Sometimes kitchen gadgets let you down. Hard. Like the mandolin I bought a while back, and now don’t even know where it is. Dangerous thing. The Spiralizer is nothing like that. The way it has been designed is fantastic. From the safe-to-use blades, to the suction feet that keep it steady while you create your magic noodles! It’s a gadget worth having, and more importantly, a gadget worth keeping on your countertop! (now that is something only my darling slow cookers can boast about!)
So I put the Spiralizer to work and made one of my favourite salads. Have your tried beetroot and feta? They were born to be together. I spiralized the beets to make noodles, which turned out great. Can I call them beetoodles? Sorry. Anyway, they were quite soft, but that is understandable as I used cooked beets (the ones you get in an airtight packet). I will soon be trying raw beetroot noodles, which I am sure will be gorgeously pretty. However, since I’m not sure about consuming large amounts of raw beetroot, I will use less and probably add them to a green salad.
The walnuts have been tossed in a sugary buttery mixture, but can, of course, also be used as is. I just love the sweet – salty combo of these with the feta. I haven’t called them “caramelised” as the method is a quicker and easier one (no oven!). The cumin hit gives them an extra special something.
So, throw this salad together and enjoy it as a light lunch, or a delish side dish for dinner or a barbeque. And if you don’t have a spiralizer, seriously consider getting one!
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