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Beetroot, feta & asparagus salad

What you need

250g bunch asparagus, cut into 3cm/1¼in lengths
10 green and 10 purple basil leaves (or 20 of 1 colour)
2 x 250g packs boiled fresh beetroot, cut into quarters
1 garlic clove
400g feta or goat's cheese
juice of 1½ lemons
zest of 1 lemon
a large handful of fresh oregano or marjoram leaves
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 spring onions, finely sliced
85g bag watercress, large stalks removed

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How to do it

1. The day before: make the dressing.

2. Put the oregano or marjoram, apinch of salt and the garlic into a food processor andpulse to a paste.

3. Add the lemon juice and whizz untilsmooth. Stir in the olive oil and season – it should besharp and a bit salty.Cover and chill.Two hours before serving: bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add theasparagus and cook for 3 minutes.

4. Drain and coolunder the cold tap. Cover and keep cool.

5. Put the beetroot in a large bowl and toss with twothirdsof the dressing.

6. Add the lemon zest and springonions, cover and keep at cool room temperature withthe remaining dressing.To serve: add the watercress to the beetroot and tear in the basil.Toss in the asparagus and season with freshly groundblack pepper. Taste before adding salt as the cheese isquite salty.

7. Mix lightly, so you don’t dye everything pink,then pile into a serving dish. Crumble over the cheeseand pour the remaining dressing on top.

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Nutrition

Calories
284.9cal ( 14.25% of daily need)
Fat
23.54g ( 36.22% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
11.04g ( 69% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
5.67g ( 1.89% of daily need)
Sugar
3.59g ( 3.99% of daily need)
Cholesterol
30.67mg ( 10.22% of daily need)
Sodium
274.5mg ( 11.93% of daily need)
Protein
14.22g ( 28.44% of daily need)
Vitamin K
71.71µg ( 68.3% of daily need)
Vitamin A
1554.23IU ( 31.08% of daily need)
Copper
0.61mg ( 30.48% of daily need)
Phosphorus
215.62mg ( 21.56% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.35mg ( 20.4% of daily need)
Vitamin C
15.07mg ( 18.27% of daily need)
Folate
65.85µg ( 16.46% of daily need)
Iron
2.7mg ( 14.99% of daily need)
Manganese
0.29mg ( 14.47% of daily need)
Vitamin E
2.13mg ( 14.18% of daily need)
Calcium
134.87mg ( 13.49% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.26mg ( 12.9% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.13mg ( 8.92% of daily need)
Fiber
2.03g ( 8.13% of daily need)
Potassium
264.05mg ( 7.54% of daily need)
Magnesium
28.29mg ( 7.07% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
0.67mg ( 6.74% of daily need)
Zinc
0.99mg ( 6.59% of daily need)
Selenium
3.26µg ( 4.66% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
0.86mg ( 4.31% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
0.13µg ( 2.11% of daily need)
Vitamin D
0.27µg ( 1.78% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
19.51%
Fat
72.71%
Carbs
7.78%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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