Introduction: Beetorange Salad

I love salads and I keep experimenting for making simple yet delicious salads. This is my first instructable and I am going to show you how to make a delicious yet simple to make Beetorange (Beet & Orange, the name sounds cool...?? :)) Salad. Besides being delicious, its a very healthy salad too.

Does it tempts you? :). Lets get started.

Step 1: Ingredients

Below are the ingredients for 1-2 serving (check out the Image for some ingredients)
  1. 2 Medium sized firm naval oranges (if you have seedless or Sunkist, that's even better). I had Indian Nagpuri oranges.
  2. 2 Small beets.
  3. Some extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Some fresh basil leaves (You can also use dried ones or mixed herbs like oregano, thyme and basil). I have basil in my kitchen garden :)
  5. Some powdered black pepper.
  6. Some salt to add taste.
  7. Kitchen tools: A sharp knife, kitchen board.
  8. Some utensil to steam, I used pressure cooker. You can do this as per your convenience.
  9. A medium sized serving bowl.
Lets start with preparation in next step.

Step 2: Preparing the Beets

We have to steam beets so that they become soft, proceed as follows (See Image):
  1. Peel off the beets and cut them into slices of same thickness.
  2. Then cut equal sized cubes.
  3. Steam them in pressure cooker or whichever way you prefer so that they become soft and can be crushed using a finger.
  4. Once the beets are steamed, wash them in cold water and try to rinse as much water as you can.
  5. Put the beats in a glass bowl.
  6. Add 1/2 teaspoonful of extra virgin olive oil and mix it well.
  7. Add some black pepper powder and mix well.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Add finely chopped basil leaves.
Let the beet sit while we peel off and prepare oranges.

Step 3: Preparing Oranges and Mix With Beets. Its Ready :)

The orange should be added in small pieces so lets do as follows:
  1. Peel off oranges, remove seeds if any and cut them in small pieces. I think Sunkist oranges would wwork better as they are firmer than naval oranges.
  2. Mix the oranges in beets.
  3. Decorate with basil leaves.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour or so and serve.
Your delicious and healthy beetorange salad is ready. It was simple...Isn't it?

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