Vegetable salads are very popular in Moroccan cuisine.
I can understand why.
They’re great in hot summer weather. They can (or should) be made ahead and keep well for a few days in the fridge.
We like them in the winter.
A vegetable salad, with an easy vinaigrette, can be the perfect foil to our favorite winter comfort food.
I don’t normally like raw onions – unless they’re marinated in a vinaigrette for an hour or 3. Then I love them.
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Red Beet & Onion Salad, Moroccan Style
Red Beets (Beetroot) and Red Onions make a great winter salad to add color and flavor to your table.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Sides
- 16oz (480gr) cooked beets (beetroot), sliced
- 1 medium red onion. sliced
- 1/4 cup salad olive oil
- 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbs chopped parsley
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- In a deep bowl whisk together vinegar, spices and oil.
- Add beets, onions, parsley and mix well.
- Set aside to marinate, at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 1 – 3 hours.
Use fresh parsley if you can, otherwise dried is fine. I get vacuum-packed cooked beets. Canned, rinsed beets would work. Or get fresh – just boil, peel, and slice.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 137
- Sugar: 9.6 g
- Sodium: 65 mg
- Fat: 9.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 1.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: red beets, beetroot, side salads
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