Beetroots, also known as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines around the world. Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, some of which have medicinal properties and moreover, they are delicious!
Sous vide cooking helps us maintain the nutritional values of the beets (by cooking in lower temperatures than other cooking methods), achieving a perfectly cooked texture with natural sweet flavors
2 medium sized peeled beets
Salt to taste
Baby greens mix
Feta cheese sliced into cubes
Olive oil or balsamic reduction
Dry roasted pine nuts
Dry roasted pecans
Cut the beet to 1 cm (1/2 inch) size slices, spread them evenly next to another in the bag and seal it.
Submerge the vacuum bag into the preheated water at 85°C/185°F and cook for 3 hours.
Cooling and Storing
After 3 hours of cooking, place the vacuum bag in an ice bath and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
After this cooking process, vacuum-sealed bags will be fully pasteurized, which means that you can store them in the fridge for several weeks or freeze for future use.
Assemble the Salad
Slice the beets to cubes.
In a large bowl, mix the beets with salt, baby greens mix, coriander, dried cranberries, lemon juice, dry roasted pine nuts and, dry roasted pecans.
Pour in the olive oil or balsamic reduction and add sliced feta cheese on top.