Beetroot will make you live longer. This is an amazingly crunchy, raw beetroot salad with feta and pear. Simple but healthy and delicious. Vegetarians will adore this recipe.

Crunchy Beetroot Salad with Pear and Feta

Serves 4

You Will Need:

4 good-sized beetroots, different colours if possible, scrubbed, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks

3 ripe pears (or you could use apples) peeled cored and cut into matchsticks

Lemon oil dressing (see below recipe)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

200 g feta cheese

Small bunch of fresh mint smallest leaves picked

Optional: a large handful of sunflower seeds

Lemon Oil Dressing ingredients:

¼ cup olive oil

4 Tbsp lemon juice

¼ tsp salt

2 Tbsp parsley chopped

Black pepper to taste

Method:

Dress the beetroot and pear matchsticks in a little of the lemon oil dressing and season with some salt and pepper.

Taste to check that the flavours are balanced and lovely and add a little more lemon juice to check the sweetness of the pears and beetroots if you need to.

Divide the salad between four plates or put it on a big platter crumble over the creamy white feta and sprinkle over the baby mint leaves and the sunflower seeds if you’re using them.

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