Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing
It’s ironic that the irregular shaped organic produce can scare clients away when in fact, they taste just as great, if not, richer than the non-organic counterparts. I’m a big believer in eating LOCALLY and SEASONALLY. Organic is great, but why purchase a bombshell of a price if it’s been shipped miles away – and really defeats the purpose? Greenheart Organic Farms are pioneers when it comes to growing and delivering UAE local, organic and in-season produce. And your wallet will be in awe at how reasonable the prices are. And it’s a wonderful feeling to support your local farmers. Seriously. Check them out : www.greenheartuae.com
I chopped up 3 ruby red beetroots & 1 golden beetroot, 2 medium sized yellow carrot in thick chunks, tossed them with festive allspice (Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Ginger and Pimento), before roasting them on a non-stick pan, in the oven for 40 minutes (or until tender but has that golden crispy look round the edges). Then I drizzled the roasted beauties with 2 tb of Japanese Organic Citrus Ponzu Dressing and a dash of the incredibly delicious Sesame-Milk dressing purchased from a Japanese vendor in Times Square Mall. Otherwise a dash of sesame oil and dollop of yogurt works. Garnish with fresh rosemary and serve with steamed rice and bowl of yogurt to complement the earthy roasted taste and crunch. This…is the ultimate, healthiest, easiest, filling, comfort food for the soul.