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Alice Zaslavsky's Beetroot + Horseradish Salad

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Passover may have now passed, yet we’re continuing our month of tasty Jewish-inspired recipes for you to try at home – anytime you’re looking to broaden your culinary horizons!

Horseradish is always served at Passover – its bitey flavour is supposed to symbolise the bitterness of slavery, and it’s typically paired with beetroot to make a spicy relish served with meat or gefilte fish. Today, Alice Zaslavsky takes this traditional flavour combo in a fresh new direction, with this punchy beetroot and horseradish salad.

23rd April, 2019

Alice Zaslavsky’s Beetroot and Horseradish Salad. Pictured at top: Pebble Bowl Cereal in Bottle ($47.00), Platter in Bottle ($90.00) and Flared Plate Small in Blossom ($47.00) from Mud Australia. Dinner Fork and Spoon by Lue Japan from Hub Furniture. Pictured above: Platter in Bottle ($90.00) from Mud Australia. Photos – Amelia Stanwix. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Styling Assistant – Ashley Simonetto.

Salad for one. Pebble Bowl Cereal in Bottle ($47.00), Platter in Bottle ($90.00) and Flared Plate Small in Blossom ($47.00) from Mud Australia. Dinner Fork and Spoon by Lue Japan from Hub Furniture. Colore Tumbler Green glass ($32.00) from Jardan. Photo – Amelia Stanwix. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Styling Assistant – Ashley Simonetto.

Alice preparing the zesty salad. Photo – Amelia Stanwix. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Styling Assistant – Ashley Simonetto.

Alice Zaslavsky
Tuesday 23rd April 2019

‘…beetroot and horseradish. They’re just destined to be together’ – Alice Zaslavsky.

You know that scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest is drawling on about Jenny and him going together like peas and carrots? Well, that’s how I feel about beetroot and horseradish. They’re just destined to be together.

Often, store-bought chrain (a bitey horseradish cream / paste) will come pre-loaded with beetroot – for colour more-so than flavour, but here, the beetroot takes centre-stage, with fresh-grated horseradish buzzing through the cream and garnish.

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

For the Horseradish Cream

1 tbsp fresh horseradish (or jarred, if need be)
200g creme fraiche
1 tsp nice vinegar (I love chardonnay vinegar for fancy flavouring)
1 heaped tbsp pure cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper

For the Salad

2 bunches baby beets, including the smaller leaves, washed and soaked in cold water for at least an hour
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt flakes and pepper
1/2 bunch of Dill, soaked in cold water, fronds picked.
Cucamelons & Borage flowers (optional)
Fresh horseradish, grated (if available)

Method

Heat oven to 180C

Trim the leaves off the baby beets leaving 5cms of cleaned stem attached. Reserve the smaller beet leaves to use in the salad.

Place beets on a bed of a couple of sheets of foil.  Drizzle over some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap beet parcel up tightly and place in oven for 2 hours, then leave to cool without opening.

Once cool enough to handle, slip the skins off and place on a serving plate

Scatter over the reserved leaves, dill fronds, cucamelons (if using) and borage flowers, drizzle with some extra olive oil, salt flakes, pepper and a fresh grating of horseradish. Serve with dollops of horseradish cream.

Top tips

Horseradish is quite seasonal, so if you can’t find any fresh stuff around, use the best quality jar you can find – the less ingredients, the better. You could also sub in fresh wasabi if that’s more readily available, or even mix wasabi paste into your cream instead (remember to explain to your guests that the green-tinged cream is intentional!)

Buying baby beets with the leaves still attached is a marker of freshness, indicating that the flavour is going to be at its sweetest. If you can’t find baby beets in their entirety, use peppery rocket leaves for extra green stuff instead. Remember to use only the smaller leaves in your salad, saving the large ones to put through the juicer or into a pot of soup.

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