This lovely appetizer is a pretty starter to a special meal. The hint of sharp, tangy mustard coupled with apple and fennel strikes up a delightful combination of flavours, from sweet to savoury to acidic. This delightful recipe also doubles as a dipping sauce served with crisp apple slices, celery, and crispy nut wafers.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
In small roasting pan just large enough to hold them, place beets along with 1/4 cup (60 mL) water. Cover pan tightly and place in preheated oven. Bake for about 1 hour, or until beets are very tender when pierced with a fork.
Remove and set aside until cool enough to handle. Peel and chop and then place beets in a high-speed blender along with 3/4 cup (180 mL) of the yogurt, honey, and mustard. Pulse contents to blend. Then whirl at high speed, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally, until mixture is very smooth and silky. Transfer to a covered container until ready to serve. Can be refrigerated for a couple of days.
When ready to serve, make topping. In small frying pan, melt butter. Add diced fennel and apple and sauteu0301 until slightly golden-tinged but still a little crisp, about 1 minute.
Spoon Beetroot Mousse into 6 small serving dishes. Top with a dollop of remaining plain yogurt and equal amounts diced fennel and apple topping. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve with a sprig of fennel fronds or fresh dill.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.