I always find this time of year a bit tricky. I always try to eat locally, but I get so sick of cabbage and root veggies. And spring- actually, it’s technically summer now isn’t it!- and I really want to eat green things, but man it’s a slow Spring there is nothing in my local markets. It’s killing me a little bit.
So here is a simple salad of roasted veggies, with some cumin laced yoghurt. My apartment is weirdly cold, so it was actually wonderful to have the oven on to make this, but this would also be terrific with grilled veg- and faster to put together!
1 bunch Heirloom Carrots
1 bunch Baby Beets
1/2 cup Yoghurt
1 tsp Cumin
2 tbsp Lemon Juice.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat the oven to 375F
Cut off the bases of all the beets, wrap them in tinfoil and put them in the oven.
Peel the carrots, if they are large, if they are thin, just scrub them
After 30 minutes, toss the carrots with a good glug of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Put the carrots onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile mix together the cumin, yoghurt, lemon, and season with salt and pepper.
Remove the beets from the oven, remove them from the tin foil and carefully peel them- the skin should just slide off.
Toss them with the carrots.
Smear the yoghurt on the plate, and arrange the veggies on top.