Beetroot pasta salad
They say you eat with your eyes first. Well, this delicious and colourful salad will have you drooling! It is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fibre. The earthy taste of the beetroot and cumin is really complemented by the fiery horseradish. Of course its up to you how hot you go!
At only 165 calories a portion it is perfect for anyone wanting to lose weight, especially you 5:2 fast-ers.
Beetroot pasta salad – serves 2, 165 calories a portion
The dressing – 1tsp horseradish puree (from a jar but not the creamed version) or fresh horseradish if you have it, ¼ tsp each of ground paprika and cumin, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp orange juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, large pinch of ground black pepper, small pinch of sea salt,
1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint or parsley
Make the dressing by mixing the spices, oil and juice together. I use an empty clean jam jar. Set aside.
Mix the vegetables into the cold pasta pour over the dressing and mix well. Sprinkle over the fresh herbs and mix again.
Divide in to two bowls and serve
Non-fast day additions
Add a large mixed salad (180g) – 50 calories in total
Add ½ tin drained chickpeas for two– 145 calories in total
Add ½ an avocado – 150 calories