Fancy a healthy, easy salad for lunch? This quick creation does ideally require a food processor, but it's a refreshing way to start your day (or any meal) - juicy, crunchy beet(root), healthy greens and a bit of yellow pepper for added flavour (and, OK, they made it look better).
To make the beetroot mixture (this serves 2):
2 tbsp olive oil
Two beets/beetroots (yes, you can use packaged/pickled ones if you wish!)
The juice of a whole lemon
A handful of parsley
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1. Cut the roots off the beets - you can actually cook and eat these, too, so save them for later. Peel the beets - this can be very messy, of course! Cut them into cubes and throw into a food processor with the other ingredients. Blend.
2. Wash your messy red hands. Slice up some lettuce, adding any other leafy greens of your choice - rocket, mizuna, spinach, whatever you've got - plus some nice slices of pepper. Put in a bowl and scoop on the beet mix!
Optional: Take pretty pictures of it in the sun before eating! Those are some of my pak choi growing in the background...