Okay, lets be honest here, there is no successful dinner party without a good starter to start it off with. I always like going for a light salad that’s also very flavorful and most importantly quick to make and assemble. Today I’ve decided to share with you one of my favorite salads I like making during this time of the year. Since it requires such few simple ingredients – beetroot, rocket, feta, the dressing is very important in order to get the maximum of the flavor. Good quality olive oil is definitely key – just a few drops of a good quality extra virgin olive oil can really add a lot to the taste of a dish.
For my salad today I am using – Coolive oil. It is a bit more on the pricier side but definitely worth it. It not only tastes amazing and comes beautifully packed, so you can also buy as a gift for someone, but also the story behind how they make it is very special. It was born out of the idea that even through physical borders common ground can be found. That’s why their olive oil is the first to be crafted from olives picked north and south of the divide. Their main aim is to help small family farms across separated communities of Cyprus. In addition 10% of their profits are being donated to a social cause. So when investing in their olive oil, you not only buy yourself a pure olive indulgence but also as they state: “when you choose Colive Oil, you choose peace and health. You plant seeds for a more beautiful future”
4 boiled beetroots
200 g feta cheese
100 g rocket salad
50 g walnuts
For the dressing
3 tsp. Olive oil
2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Honey
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
What to do?
To be honest it’s pretty self explanatory, you just need to quarter your beetroot, toast the walnuts and make the dressing. After you have everything prepped, get creative and assemble the colorful plate to your liking.
* If you wish to make the salad more filling and have it as a main, I suggest you adding grains(quinoa, couscous) or some kind of legumes(lentils).
I really hope you enjoy this simple recipe. You can order and learn more about Coolive oil and their story on their website – https://coliveoil.com/